University of Arizona: Pro-Life Group Denied Recognition Over Belief Requirement

Category: Religious Liberty
Schools: University of Arizona

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  • Victory for Freedom of Association for University of Arizona Pro-Life Group

    April 21, 2010

    In today’s press release, FIRE announces that the University of Arizona has reversed course and granted its Students for Life (SFL) group official recognition, which gives the group equal access to university resources. After SFL’s application was initially denied by UA’s student government because the group’s proposed constitution required that members share the group’s beliefs about the sanctity of human life, SFL founder and UA student Jeremiah Lange came to FIRE for help. Interestingly, the situation presented by this case is a close relative to that confronted by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, which […]

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  • Victory: Pro-Life Student Group Finally Recognized at University of Arizona

    April 21, 2010

    TUCSON, Ariz., April 21, 2010—In a victory for freedom of association, the University of Arizona has reversed course and granted its Students for Life (SFL) group official recognition. The decision gives the group equal access to university resources. SFL’s application was initially denied by UA’s student government because the group’s proposed constitution required that members share beliefs about the sanctity of human life. After the student government denied recognition to his group, SFL founder Jeremiah Lange came to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) for help. “FIRE is pleased that the University of Arizona has recognized its obligation to […]

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