Supreme Court Shuns Christian College Groups Appeal
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- 2012 Mar 22
March 22, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a discrimination case filed by Christian college organizations at San Diego State University, CBN News reports. A Christian fraternity and sorority at SDSU had filed suit over a school "anti-discrimination" policy forbidding them from requiring members to follow certain standards, such as abstaining from pre-marital sex and defining marriage as between a man and a woman. The policy made Christian groups on campus ineligible for student funding and other privileges, such as reserving campus space for meetings, hanging posters and promoting their group on the university's website, but a lower court ruled that it didn't violate the Constitution. David Cortman of the Alliance Defense Fund, who argued the case for the Christian groups, said the court's decision would ensure that SDSU would "remain a stronghold of censorship."