Wait – is this real?
Yeshiva University can hold off on recognizing an LGBTQ student group as an official campus club as a result of a Friday order from the Supreme Court.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who oversees New York cases, stayed a state court order that barred the Orthodox Jewish university from blocking the group.
The court, in its order, indicated it would have more to say on the topic in the future.
Four current and former students filed suit in Manhattan Supreme Court last April after the college denied multiple requests to officially register the group as a student club.
The plaintiffs argued that not allowing such a group to be recognized alongside more than 100 other student clubs was discriminatory and in violation of New York’s human rights law.
New York state judge Lynn Kotler ruled in the group’s favor in June — saying that Yeshiva is not a religious corporation according to its charter, a category exempt from the anti-discrimination state law, so must formally register the club.
Higher state courts denied Yeshiva’s appeals to temporarily not recognize the club as the case is heard on its merits, prompting the university to file its petition with SCOTUS.
“We are pleased with Justice Sotomayor’s ruling which protects our religious liberty and identity as a leading faith-based academic institution,” said Rabbi Ari Berman, president of Yeshiva University.
“But make no mistake, we will continue to strive to create an environment that welcomes all students, including those of our LGBTQ community,” said Berman — who added that the administration is in dialogue with students, faculty and Rabbis about creating an “inclusive campus” in accordance with religious values.
Mordechai Levovitz, clinical director at Jewish Queer Youth and a Yeshiva University alum, slammed the university as an “authoritative voice” and questioned the legality of the school’s decision to not recognize the group.
“There are 613 laws in the torah,” said Mordechai Levovitz, clinical director at Jewish Queer Youth and a Yeshiva University alum. “Which law does accepting a club of queer people, which law applies to that? Yeshiva is supposed to be a school that teaches Jewish law.”
“Yeshiva U is an authoritative voice,” said Levovitz. “They have declared that the recognition of queer people being able to gather, find camaraderie in each other, feel a sense of pride is a religious violation.”
“This is not about sex — this is about teens wanting to eat lunch together and talk about issues pertaining to them,” he added.
Jews are the ones pushing the gay.
But there is also a small group of the Jews who don’t want the gay in their own communities – and Jews have a special privilege.
This is just a temporary stay, but basically, the ruling on Roe v. Wade affects all of this gay stuff, and we might be headed toward overturning faggot marriage and faggot rights in general.
It is sort of confusing how this stuff can be going backwards in the judiciary while the Jew agenda is marching forward in the executive. Basically, it appears that the Democrats think it is good for their struggling agenda and struggling psycho dictator president for conservatives to be winning in the courts.
But hey – whatever. If they’re banning abortion and gays, we support it, whatever the reasons.
See? Jews can be bigots too.
— Tom Juarez 🇺🇦🌻 (@tomjuarez) September 10, 2022
Because the dirty hasidic jews control out government and @WhiteHouse allows it
— Mike (@m_i_k_e_7) September 9, 2022
Since it was Sotomayor making the call, I’d say there must be some solid legal reasoning/precedence involved in the (temporary) decision, rather than some right-wing ideology. Since the court may take it up sometime soon, there’s still a chance human rights will prevail.
— Bob West 💜🇺🇦💪🇺🇦🕊🇺🇦☮️ (@BobWest) September 9, 2022
Okay? If they’re a private institution they can do that. Especially if they’re religious. – a bi person
— Liya (@localGOPhomo) September 9, 2022
What does “recognizing” a LGBTQ student group entail?
— IH (@IHNYC3) September 9, 2022
Gay people get totally rejected by 97% of people they see as potential couples. It got to be rough on them.
— Perfumería Artesanal (@XianeSplash) September 9, 2022