University Pays $90K In Free Speech Lawsuit Against Christian Group

  • The University of Idaho agreed to pay $90,000 to settle a lawsuit that was filed by three Christian students and a professor who were hit with a no-contact order after expressing opposition to same-sex marriage.
  • The university had issued a no-contact order against the group after a law student asked the students why the Christian Legal Society required its officers to assert that marriage must be between a man and a woman.
  • “We’re pleased to settle this case favorably on behalf of Peter, Mark, Ryan, and Professor Seamon, and we hope that it will encourage all public universities across the country to support the constitutionally protected freedom of students and professors to share their deeply held beliefs on campus,” Tyson Langhofer, the director of the Alliance Defending Freedom’s Center for Academic Freedom, said in a press release.