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Yeshiva University’s Ban on L.G.B.T.Q Club Leads to Scrutiny of Fundingposted on April 4, 2023
Liam Stack of The New York Times reports, “A state inspector has been asked to review whether Yeshiva University, which is in a court battle with a group of L.G.B.T.Q. students over whether it must recognize their campus club, should have received $230 million in taxpayer funds after the university has said that it is a religious institution.” The Jewish university is required to follow state and city nondiscrimination policies if it is classified as an educational institution, the classification that currently allows it to qualify for public funds. State Sen. Brad Hoylman-Sigal, the chairman of the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee, said, “Regardless of anyone’s motives, misrepresentation to procure public money is dishonest and could potentially violate state law.” Counsel for the university denied wrongdoing and noted that even religious institutions are allowed to receive state funding.