California Assembly Higher Ed Committee Rejects Student Religious Liberty Bill

May 4, 2015

By Peter Hasson at Campus Reform

The California Assembly’s Higher Education Committee has rejected a bill that would have protected religious student groups from persecution at the state’s public universities.

Assembly Bill 1212, which was introduced by Assemblywoman Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield), would have required “the governing board of each community college district, the Trustees of the California State University, and the Board of Regents of the University of California to adopt a policy prohibiting their respective campuses from discriminating against a student organization, as specified, for imposing certain requirements on its leaders or voting members.” Fulfilling the requirements of the bill would have been one of the conditions of receiving “state funds for student financial assistance...