Yeshiva To SCOTUS On LGBT Club

Plaintiffs: Oldest Jewish Univ. in U.S. not religious institution

  • Legal battle began last year when a group of Yeshiva students, alumni took university to court, demanding it endorse LGBTQ club on campus.
  • Original plaintiffs argue school, founded in 1886, is not a religious institution and should be required to endorse club.
  • University has argued ruling could set precedent for religious schools across country.
  • “Defense counsel’s arguments about the implications of this court’s ruling are overblown,” the June ruling said. “Every school with a religious affiliation or association is not necessarily affected by this court’s determination …”
  • “All undergraduates are strongly encouraged to begin their Yeshiva experience with intensive religious studies in Israel, with over 80% doing so for university credit,” school argues in SCOTUS filing.
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