TODAY: Christian student group to ask court for equal treatment Court will hear InterVarsity's plea for permanent protection
Ryan Colby 202-349-7219 email@example.com
WASHINGTON – A Christian student group will ask a federal court today to rule that public universities must treat religious student groups equally with other campus groups. In InterVarsity Christian Fellowship v. Wayne State University, InterVarsity had its 75-year-old student organization status suddenly revoked by Wayne State University because the Christian student group asks its leaders to embrace its faith. But other student groups—such as political and ideological groups, fraternities and sororities, and even the Quidditch Club—are allowed to select leaders and members based on the groups’ mission or purpose. InterVarsity is seeking a ruling that will guarantee equal treatment with those groups.
Oral Argument in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship v. Wayne State University
Daniel Blomberg, senior counsel at Becket
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. EST
U.S. District Court
Eastern District of Michigan
526 Water St., Port Huron, MI 48060
Daniel Blomberg will be available for comment immediately following the hearing.
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