Sunday, May 28, 2023

Yeshiva University has announced it will temporarily freeze all undergraduate student clubs. According to YU's independent student newspaper, The Commentator, the freeze is being placed "until it finalizes its legal strategy after its request for a stay on an order to recognize a campus LGBTQ+ club was denied by the Supreme Court."

The freeze followes the 5-4 decision by the Supreme Court on Wednesday which declined to issue YU a stay, mostly on procedural grounds. The decision vacated a temporary stay Justice Sonia Sotomayer granted YU on September 9. YU has been seeking a stay since a June court decision ordered it to recognize the YU Pride Alliance.

A university email that was sent out to students reported that  “the university will hold off on all undergraduate club activities while it immediately takes steps to follow the roadmap provided by the US Supreme Court to protect YU’s religious freedom.” The email, which was sent from an unattributed student activities email address, did not specify who is involved in this decision.

Editor's note: This is a developing story. 

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