Business Leaders in Christ (BLinC) was denied official student organisation status at the University of Iowa over its refusal to appoint an openly gay student as its leader.
President, Jake Estell (pictured above, right) said: “We are grateful the court protected our rights today – to let us have the same right as all student groups to express our viewpoints freely on campus, and to be who we are.
“This victory reinforces the common sense idea that universities can’t target religious student groups for being religious.”
A federal judge found the institution’s sanction had breached the group’s rights to free speech, expressive association and free exercise of religion.
BLinC was stripped of its status after a member claimed he had been denied a leadership role because he was openly gay. University bosses alleged the group had broken their human rights policy.
But Judge Stephanie Mose from the US District for the Southern District of Iowa found inconsistencies how the policy was being applied.
— BECKET (@BECKETlaw) February 6, 2019
She concluded the University of Iowa had not allowed BLinC to enforce a faith statement but…
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