WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a court order that may have forced Yeshiva University to acknowledge an LGBTQ group as an official campus club.
The court acted Friday in a temporary order signed by Justice Sonia Sotomayor that indicated the court would have more to say on the subject in some unspecified time in the future.
The university, an Orthodox Jewish institution in Latest York, argued that granting recognition to the group, the YU Pride Alliance, “would violate its sincere religious beliefs.”
On the opposite side, the club said Yeshiva already has recognized a gay pride club at its law school.
A Latest York state court sided with the coed group and ordered the university to acknowledge the club immediately. The matter is on appeal within the state court system, but judges there refused to place the order on hold within the meantime.
The Supreme Court has been very receptive to non secular freedom claims in recent times.
In June, conservatives who hold a 6-3 majority struck down a Maine program prohibiting state funds from being spent at religious schools and ruled a highschool football coach in Washington state has the correct to hope on the sector after games.