A Texas Judge Says Mandatory Masks In His County Won’t Happen; Calls It ‘Unconstitutional’
Houston mayor Sylvester Turner announced on Wednesday that wearing a mask in public spaces will be mandatory in Harris County. Those without a mask will be subject to a fine up to $1000. Now a judge in Galveston County is receiving attention after he posted on Facebook that his county would not be following suit.
"America was built upon the fabric of individual liberty and freedom. It’s important now more than ever that we stress personal responsibility," Judge Mark Henry said. "Covering your face while in public is being recommended by national and local health authorities. While we encourage that you consider these recommendations for your own safety and the safety of others around you, I will not be mandating it because I believe it is unconstitutional to do so."
The Harris County mask requirement applies to anyone 10 years or older.