“This is a stark about-face for the university”
Most schools don’t want to be bothered with a lawsuit, especially if it makes them look like the bully.
The College Fix reported:
Public university stops discriminating against Christian club following lawsuit
What a difference a lawsuit makes!
Less than two days after the Becket religious-liberty law firm sued Wayne State University on behalf of the school’s InterVarsity chapter, the Michigan public university agreed to provisionally reinstate the evangelical Christian student group.
Last fall the university demanded the club revise its constitution to allow non-Christians to serve in leadership roles, citing the university’s nondiscrimination policy.
A Wayne State spokesperson told conservative Catholic website Church Militant that the administration had recertified InterVarsity after reviewing the situation and talking to the group:
The InterVarsity student group is committed to welcoming and including all students, and the university will not intervene in the group’s leadership selection.
This is a stark about-face for the university, which earlier told Campus Reform that Wayne State’s nondiscrimination policy – applied to InterVarsity but apparently no other student group – “is consistent with the United States Constitution” and InterVarsity agreed to follow it when it applied for recognition.
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