Friday, October 09, 2020

Seminary May Expel Students For Entering Same-Sex Marriages

In Maxon v. Fuller Theological Seminary, (CD CA, Oct. 7, 2020), a California federal district court held that the Religious Organization Exemption in Title IX applies to a seminary controlled by its own board of directors rather than by an outside religious organization. Thus, while Title IX was interpreted by the court to include a ban on discrimination on the basis gender stereotypes, the exemption allowed it to expel two students because they had entered same-sex marriages. Washington Times reports on the decision.