Thursday, September 09, 2010

First Amendment Rights Upheld on College Campus

Asserting "separation of church and state," the University of Wisconsin-Madison had refused to fund Badger Catholic, a student-led organization (formerly known as the Roman Catholic Foundation), because its events included prayer and worship. However, the university chose to fund other sectarian groups such as the Jewish Cultural Collective, as well as secular groups including Sex Out Loud, which "counseled" students how to engage in "healthy sexuality" and how to be a "critical consumer of porn," etc. The Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with the Alliance Defense Fund, who represented Badger Catholic, that the university unconstitutionally discriminated by being guilty of "viewpoint discrimination." []

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