(THE COLLEGE FIX) – University officials cannot be exempt from punishment for their decision to punish a Christian student group after it refused to allow an openly gay student to hold a leadership role.
The July 16 decision from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a September 2019 decision that found University of Iowa administrators violated the First Amendment rights of InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship. The students were represented by the nonprofit Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.
The university refused to recognize the Christian group, but did approve a different group that require students to affirm support for same-sex relationship.
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