When a divorced couple have different religious beliefs, and when children are involved, it can sometimes lead to court.
That’s what happened recently in New Hampshire, where a mother wanted to home-school her daughter according to her religious beliefs, but her ex-husband wanted the child to go to public school.
A judge ruled that it was in the daughter’s best interest to attend public school. The mother appealed to the New Hampshire Supreme Court, arguing that requiring the daughter to go to public school violated her parenting and religious rights under the Constitution.
But the Supreme Court ruled that because the parents couldn’t compromise on their parenting decisions, the judge did the right thing by determining the best interests of the child. The court also rejected the mother’s claim that the judge had an anti-religious bias that violated the First Amendment.