Supreme Court rules Yeshiva University must accommodate LBGT group, for now

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday voted 5-4 that Yeshiva University in New York City must recognize an LGBT student organization, Y.U. Pride Alliance, while it appeals a state court judge's ruling in proper order. Justice Sonia Sotomayor temporarily blocked the state court's order last week, giving the entire Supreme Court a chance to weigh in. Wednesday's ruling lifted that stay.

The unsigned majority opinion did not weigh in on the merits of the case but said Yeshiva, a Modern Orthodox university, has "at least two further avenues for expedited or interim state court relief," and if they "seek and receive neither expedited review nor interim relief from the New York courts, they may return to this court." The order reflected the views of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Brett Kavanaugh, and Ketanji Brown Jackson.

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