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Judge: School violated rights of Christian student group

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Posted at 3:37 PM, Apr 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-06 15:37:11-04

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge says the constitutional rights of a Christian student group were violated by a Detroit university.

The ruling came in a dispute between Wayne State University and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.

In 2018, Wayne State objected to certain leadership rules as discriminatory and declined to recognize the group as a registered student organization.

Wayne State reversed that decision, but the lawsuit continued.

Judge Robert Cleland says no religious group can be turned into an outsider on campus simply because it requires leaders to believe in the group's cause.

Wayne State says it already has granted everything that InterVarsity requested.