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Biden Administration Seeks to Rescind Trump-Era Rule About Faith on Campus

posted on March 7, 2023

Adelle M. Banks of Religion News Service reports that the Department of Education plans to rescind a Trump-era rule that bars public colleges from receiving federal grants if they violate the First Amendment rights of religious student groups. Rachel Laser, the president and CEO of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, said in a statement, “Rescinding the harmful Trump rule means students won’t be forced to subsidize clubs that discriminate against them.” Proponents of the rule claim that it is necessary to protect students of faith on public campuses while opponents argue that the protection is unnecessary, given that students of faith are protected by the First Amendment regardless of the policy.

Read at Religion News Service