Effort to ban mask mandates on public transportation gains steam as another big supporter joins the fight
The effort to ban mask mandates on public transportation is gaining steam as another big supporter has joined the fight. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is now backing the cause, claiming that such requirements infringe on individuals’ freedom and are not based on scientific evidence. The ACLU is spearheading a campaign to challenge state and local laws mandating masks on public transit systems through litigation and advocacy. The organization also argues that such rules are overly intrusive and ineffective in combating the spread of Covid-19. This comes as several states, including Texas and Florida, are now allowing riders to go without face coverings on public transit, while others, including Georgia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania, are considering or enacting similar laws.