The Supreme Court has told Yeshiva University it must allow the LGBTQ+ student club on campus, for now. So he just closed all the clubs.
Yeshiva University would not officially recognize the LGBTQ+ student club, saying it would infringe on its religious rights. But the U.S. Supreme Court, with Justices Kavanaugh and Roberts on the liberal side, ordered him to do so while lower courts determine what works in New York state. After the decision, Yeshiva University abruptly suspended all club activities at the school to avoid complying with the order, reports the Associated Press. The college describes itself as faith-based and therefore exempt from New York’s anti-discrimination laws, but it is registered as a non-religious university instead of a religious institution and offers secular degrees to reap the benefits.
…an attorney for the students said the university’s action on Friday was divisive and “shameful.” “The Pride Alliance seeks a safe space on campus, nothing more. By shutting down all club activities, the YU administration is attempting to divide the student body and pit students against their LGBT peers,” the statement said. lawyer, Katie Rosenfeld.
*slap on the nose* If you close all the pools, you don’t have to let them into the pools.
It’s funny that none of the mainstream media articles I’ve read explain exactly what club recognition entails. I’m pretty sure they didn’t know, couldn’t immediately figure it out, so they just jumped on it. The upshot is that conservatives think club recognition is some sort of forced speech ritual in which religious people are forced to bend the knee and say they approve of anal sex and a myriad of genders.
Here’s what’s really at stake:
Without official acknowledgment, YU Pride Alliance cannot hold on-campus meetings, access university funding available to other student groups, post events on school bulletin boards, or participate in student club lounges.