High Court Rules Against Campus Christian Group
On June 28, a divided Supreme Court ruled, 5-4, in Christian Legal Society v. Martinez that a public law school can deny recognition to a student group that excludes gays and lesbians. The Court said the University of California's Hastings College of Law could enforce a policy requiring official student organizations to accept all students who want to join. The Pew Forum has produced a brief overview of the high court's ruling. Go to the overview of the decision »
The Pew Forum has other resources on the Christian Legal Society case and religion and education in general, including:
|June 25 - The Washington Post|
Obama administration sidelines religious freedom policy
In an opinion column for The Washington Post
, Thomas F. Farr, former director of the U.S. State Department's office of international religious freedom, cites the Pew Forum's 2009 Global Restrictions on Religion
report. The study found that nearly 70 percent of the world's 6.8 billion people live in countries with high levels of restrictions on religion.