“UF’s old policy stifled student expression and censored conservative ideas on campus”
This is a win for all students at the school, not just conservatives.
From the YAF blog:
University Of Florida To Correct Speech Code, Pay Young Americans For Freedom Students $66,000
Conservative students at the University of Florida will no longer be discriminated against on the basis of their conservative beliefs by their university. Yesterday, the University of Florida agreed to a settlement in the case of Young Americans for Freedom v. University of Florida.
As part of the settlement, the University of Florida has agreed to pay $66,000 in damages to the University of Florida Young Americans for Freedom chapter. In addition, UF will change a school policy that unconstitutionally discriminated against conservative students—denying them equal access to university resources. On December 21, 2018, with legal representation provided by Alliance Defending Freedom, the Young Americans for Freedom chapter at the University of Florida—along with student leaders Sarah Long and Danny Weldon—filed suit against the University of Florida in federal court.
Prior to filing suit, school policy required all students to pay a mandatory Activity and Service fee. But school policy disparately impacted the UF YAF chapter by denying conservative students equal access to funding for conservative speakers, while leftist student groups were automatically funded and could use that funding to bring leftist speakers on campus.
“UF’s old policy stifled student expression and censored conservative ideas on campus,” said Young America’s Foundation Spokesman Spencer Brown.
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