Saturday, May 20, 2006

Appeal Filed In CLS Suit Against Hastings Law School

The Alliance Defense Fund announced that on Wednesday its attorneys and those from the Christian Legal Society Center for Law & Religious Freedom filed an appeal with the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Christian Legal Society of University of California, Hastings College of the Law v. Kane. In April, the federal district court upheld the anti-discrimination rules applied by Hastings Law School to prohibit recognized student groups from discriminating on the basis of religion or sexual orientation. The Christian Legal Society was denied official recognition because it required its voting members and officers to hold Christian beliefs and avoid sexual activity that violates Christian doctrines.