Supreme Court says religious school must recognize LGBTQ club, for now


HR King
May 29, 2001
The Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed course and said Yeshiva University in New York must, for now, comply with a state court’s order that it should recognize a campus gay rights organization.
As Robert Barnes reports:
The justices, on a 5-4 vote, said the religious school for now should comply with a New York state trial court ruling that, as a public accommodation, Yeshiva was covered under the New York City Human Rights Law and required to provide the Pride Alliance the same access to facilities as dozens of other student groups. The group said that includes a classroom, bulletin boards and a club fair booth.
The university asked the Supreme Court to intervene, and last week Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted it a temporary reprieve. But on Wednesday a majority of the justices said it was too soon for the high court to get involved.
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