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Dozens of LGBTQ Students at Christian Colleges Sue the U.S. Education Dept., Hoping to Pressure Equality Act Negotiations

posted on March 30, 2021

Michelle Boorstein of The Washington Post reports that 33 current and former LGBTQ students at Christian colleges have sued the U.S. Department of Education. She writes, “The suit says the religious exemption the schools are given that allow them to have discriminatory policies is unconstitutional because they receive government funding.” The suit has been timed to coincide with the Senate’s consideration of the hotly debated Equality Act, which would ban discrimination against LGBTQ individuals regardless of an institution’s religious beliefs. Boorstein writes, “The suit injects dozens of personal experiences into a debate about religious liberty and LGBTQ rights that’s often been more legalistic. It seeks to put individual faces and names on an aspect of Equality Act debate that doesn’t get much attention—students at conservative Christian schools.”

Read at The Washington Post