Whether they are seeking to build a church or mosque along a wooded stretch of suburban homes or next to a stately historic New England green, religious organizations of all denominations have long argued they should be permitted to do so free from discrimination.

Since the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act was passed into law in 2000, lawsuits claiming land use discrimination have been stacking up in Connecticut; there are at least four claims or appeals pending, including a new lawsuit filed July 7 on behalf of a proposed synagogue in Greenwich.

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