SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — A Northern Virginia woman says she was asked to leave a church for breast-feeding her 1-year-old daughter.
Women in Virginia are allowed to breast-feed anywhere they have a legal right to be, according to a law passed in 2015.
Annie Peguero said in a video posted on Facebook that she was asked to leave the sanctuary of Summit Church in Springfield. With the help of a lawyer, she is pressing the church to issue a statement and reverse its policy.
Church officials did not respond to requests for comment from local media outlets.
Peguero says she was asked to go to a private room when she started breast-feeding. She says she was then told the church doesn’t allow breast-feeding without a cover because it could make fellow churchgoers, particularly men and new members, “uncomfortable.”
WTOP’s Teta Alim contributed to this report.
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