Queens College Students for Life v. Members of the City University of New York Board of Trustees

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Friday, March 03, 2017

Description:  Queens College Students for Life and other campus groups applied to the college for “registered” status, seeking to join more than 100 student organizations—including pro-abortion clubs—which are allowed to reserve meeting space, invite speakers, and receive funding from mandatory student activity fees. Officials delayed and then rejected Students for Life’s application without explanation but approved the applications of at least two other groups immediately.


NYC college recognizes pro-life club but must make policy changes


Monday, January 30, 2017

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Casey Mattox regarding CUNY Queens College’s decision Friday to recognize a pro-life student club in the wake of the club’s lawsuit, Queens College Students for Life v. Members of the City University of New York Board of Trustees:

“While Queens College has done the right thing in recognizing the Students for Life club, the college still needs to change its egregiously unconstitutional policies. Under those policies, the college will continue to deny funding to Students for Life from its members’ own student activity fees and violate the First Amendment freedoms of other students as well. Our lawsuit will continue until we ensure that Queens College’s policies respect the constitutionally protected freedoms of all students.”

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.
 
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Friday, March 03, 2017

Previous news releases:

  • 2017-01-25: NYC college relegates pro-life student group to second-class status

Commentary:

  • Rebecca Sears: How campuses like Queens College discriminate against pro-life women (The Federalist, 2017-03-03)
  • Casey Mattox: The Berkeley riot expresses dominant anti-American campus culture (The Federalist, 2017-02-06)

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