Bloomberg Law
Sept. 9, 2022, 9:23 PMUpdated: Sept. 9, 2022, 9:41 PM

Sotomayor Halts LGBTQ Club Recognition at Yeshiva University (1)

Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson
Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson

The US Supreme Court agreed to temporarily halt the establishment of a pride student group at Yeshiva University, siding with the school which said requiring it to admit the organization would conflict with its Jewish principles.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Friday paused a New York trial court ruling that ordered YU Pride Alliance be granted “the full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, and privileges afforded to all other student groups at Yeshiva University.”

Sotomayor’s order is an “administrative stay,” meaning that the full court is likely to weigh in at a later date. The dispute involving the undergraduate club mirrors others pitting religious beliefs against local anti-discrimination laws.

The case is Yeshiva University v. YU Student Alliance, U.S., No. 22A184.

(Updates with information on later orders starting in paragraph three.)

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