Fla. Univ. Locks Christian Group Out

Excerpt: A lawsuit has been filed against the University of Florida, accusing officials there of discriminating against a student organization because its members must be Christian men. The action was filed this week by the Christian Legal Society and the Alliance Defense Fund over the university's stance regarding the Christian fraternity Beta Upsilon Chi.

"By denying BYX's application for recognition as a Registered Student Organization and the rights, benefits, and privileges thereto on the basis of BYX's requirement that its members be male college students, while extending Registered Student Organization status to other student organizations, including Christian fraternities and sororities, without regard to whether they select members on the basis of sex, Defendants have denied … equal protection of the laws guaranteed … by the 14th Amendment," the lawsuit said.

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