Important anti-discrimination decision announced by the Supreme Court this morning, as the Justice near the end of the session:
The Supreme Court says a law school can legally deny recognition to a Christian student group that won’t let gays join.
The court on Monday turned away an appeal from the Christian Legal Society, which sued to get funding and recognition from the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law.
The CLS requires that voting members sign a statement of faith and regards “unrepentant participation in or advocacy of a sexually immoral lifestyle” as being inconsistent with that faith.
But Hastings said no recognized campus groups may exclude people due to religious belief or sexual orientation.
We’ll have more once we’ve seen the decision. It was written by Justice Ginsburg.
UPDATE @ 11:50 a.m.: I posted the decision here. Justice Ginsburg was joined by Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, Stevens and Kennedy. Both Stevens and Kennedy wrote concurring opinions.
The dissent was written by Alito. He was joined by the usual suspects: Scalia, Thomas and Roberts.