opening statement - At Hastings College of the Law in San...

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At Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, around 60 recognized student groups are allowed to use classrooms for meeting spaces, bulletin boards, and various other school equipment, as long as they agree to a policy designed to provide equality for students, and forbids recognized groups to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, sex, or sexual orientation. When a student from the Christian Legal Society went to school officials to seek $250 in travel funds so that a chapter officer could attend a national conference of the Society, school officials refused, finding that the chapter’s new by-laws violated Hastings’ non-discrimination policy. CLS violated the law school’s policy by requiring that officers and voting members of the group both subscribe to a statement of Christian faith and refrain from engaging in or advocating sexual conduct outside of marriage between one man and one woman. Hastings College had the right to refuse recognition to the Christian Legal Society because
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