Justice Sotomayor Issues Stay in Jewish University Case

She has temporarily blocked the state judge’s court order regarding LGBTQ club.

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor temporarily blocked an order made by a New York state court to allow the recognition of an LGBTQ student club at the Jewish school Yeshiva University. Justice Sotomayor, the Supreme Court justice who oversees judicial matters in the region of Connecticut, New York, and Vermont, decided that the university is closer to a “religious corporation” than it is to a school.

“As a deeply religious Jewish university, Yeshiva cannot comply with that order because doing so would violate its sincere religious beliefs about how to form its undergraduate students in Torah values,” the school told the Supreme Court. “We are pleased with Justice Sotomayor’s ruling which protects our religious liberty and identity as a leading faith-based academic institution,” stated Rabbi Ari Berman, president of Yeshiva University.

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Sources: Reuters, Religion News Service


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