Yeshiva University halts all student club activity after Supreme Court LGBTQ ruling
The news comes after the Supreme Court cleared the way for LGBTQ student club YU Pride Alliance to gain official recognition from the Jewish university.
NEW YORK — Yeshiva University has abruptly suspended student club activity in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier this week that ordered the school to recognize — for now — an LGBTQ student group.
In an email to students, university officials on Friday said that it “hold off on all undergraduate club activities while it immediately takes steps to follow the roadmap provided by the U.S. Supreme Court to protect YU’s religious freedom.”
On Wednesday, the high court cleared the way for the LGBTQ group, YU Pride Alliance, to gain official recognition from the Jewish university in New York.
The undergraduate group describes itself as “a supportive space for all students, of all sexual orientations and gender identities, to feel respected, visible, and represented.”
Spokespeople for the university did not immediately respond to emails seeking comment on Saturday.