Supreme Court Rules Against Christian Legal Society in California (Sort of)


The Supreme Court yesterday ruled that Hastings College of Law could require that all student groups be open to any student, regardless of that student's views.  Theoretically Christian groups under this "all comers" policy would have to accept not only gay students, but atheists and Buddhists as members and officers of their groups, and vice versa. Gay rights groups would have to accept Prop 8 supporters as full voting members, too. But the Court left open the possibility that Hastings applied the policy in a discriminatory manner, against some groups but not others, as the facts of the case strongly suggest.  Bottom line: Case continues. Most media will report this as a big win for Hastings.  But see: