Supreme Court Says Yeshiva University Must Allow L.G.B.T. Group as Case Proceeds

Adam Liptak
New York Times

Excerpt: The Supreme Court said on Wednesday that it would let stand for now a ruling that Yeshiva University must recognize an L.G.B.T. student group. The vote was 5 to 4, with the majority saying that the university, a Modern Orthodox Jewish institution in Manhattan, must first pursue challenges to the ruling in state court.

The majority’s order was brief, unsigned and provisional, which is typical when the justices rule on applications seeking emergency relief. It criticized the university’s litigation strategy, saying its lawyers had not asked a state appeals court to speed its appeal and had not properly sought to block the trial judge’s ruling in the meantime.