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Sotomayor: Yeshiva Doesn’t Have To Recognize LGBT Club

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At a glance

  • Yeshiva University, a traditional Jewish religious school, balked at recognizing the LGBT student organization because it would violate its teachings.
  • New York Supreme Court Judge Lynn Kohler ruled in June that Yeshiva is not a religious entity, and therefore not exempt from the New York City Human Rights Law.
  • Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who oversees emergency applications from New York, blocked the lower-court order but offered no further opinion.

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