Saturday, March 24, 2012

High Court Rules Against Campus Christian Clubs; Accepts Lower Court Ruling of Const. Not Violated

The One News Now website reports that the U.S. Supreme Court today (March 19, 2012) refused to hear an appeal from Christian groups that challenged a discrimination policy at California state universities.

By refusing to hear the case, the Supreme Court left in place a federal appeals court ruling that found that the policy does not violate the Constitution.

The policy says officially recognized campus groups cannot discriminate based on religion or sexual orientation.

A Christian fraternity and a sorority -- both from San Diego State University -- sued hn 2005, arguing that the policy violates their religious freedom. The groups are restricted to Christian members.