Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Brought by Christian Fraternity Against U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

By May 19, 2006

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a Christian fraternity against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which had previously refused to recognize the group because it bars non-Christians as members.

The outcome was not a clear-cut victory for either side. That is because the university changed its nondiscrimination policy last year, allowing groups to select members "on the basis of commitment to a set of beliefs" — even though they are still forbidden to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, for example. ...

Schools: University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill