A Case to Watch Closely
Be assured that this case will be closely watched because it involves religion, education and homosexuality.
A Christian student organization is seeking to overturn a court ruling that sided with a California university which denied recognition to the group because of its statement of faith.
The Christian Legal Society (CLS) was denied recognition by the University of California’s Hastings College of Law because of the group’s statement of faith, which prevents anyone who is “unrepentantly” engaging “in sexual conduct outside of marriage between a man and a woman” from being a group leader or member.
UC Hastings charged that this provision violates the school’s ban on “sexual orientation” discrimination despite the fact that CLS’s statement of faith is based on the conduct of members of any sexual orientation and not on one’s “immutable status.”
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