ADF, CLS attorneys file suit against University of Florida for excluding Christian fraternity

From the Alliance Defense Fund.

“Attorneys with the Christian Legal Society and Alliance Defense Fund filed suit in federal court Tuesday against University of Florida officials on behalf of a Christian fraternity, Beta Upsilon Chi (BYX).  University officials refuse to recognize BYX as a registered student group because the group limits its membership to Christian men, but the school does not apply a similar standard to other student organizations.

“Christian student groups cannot be singled out for discrimination.  The right to associate with people of like mind and interest applies to all student groups on a public university campus,” said Timothy J. Tracey, litigation counsel for CLS’s Center for Law & Religious Freedom.  “The University of Florida deprives BYX of this right when it forces the group to abandon its identity as a Christian men’s organization.”

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