The Supreme Court, in an order by (surprise) Justice Sonya Sotomayor, delivered a temporary victory to Manhattan’s Yeshiva University in a lawsuit by an LGBTQIA2S+ group (when are they going to add “M-O-U-S-E”?) A New York judge ruled against the university, claiming they’re not a religious institution with First Amendment protection but a “public accommodation” and are required by law to accept a “Pride Alliance” student club, even though it promotes sexual practices that violate the school’s Orthodox Jewish beliefs. The New York Appeals Court refused to intervene, but the SCOTUS did, at least temporarily.
The case is rather complicated, so click the link for more details.
The major takeaway is that what seemed like a slamdunk for the activists has taken a turn. If the Supreme Court is willing to get involved, and with the Court’s recent trend of ruling in favor of protecting religious freedom rights, this latest assault on religious beliefs by radical activists and leftwing judges might not stand after all.