New to the Clearinghouse: YU Pride Alliance v. Yeshiva University

Nov. 4, 2022

A photograph of Department of Communications and Public Affairs, Yeshiva University.

After Yeshiva University refused official recognition to the Yeshiva University Pride Alliance, an undergraduate student organization for LGBTQ students and their allies, the Alliance and four current and former students sued the University. They filed suit in New York state court alleging that the University discriminated against them on the basis of gender and sexual orientation, in violation of state law.  After the state trial court preliminarily enjoined Yeshiva University from refusing to officially recognize the Pride Alliance as a student organization, the University sought an emergency stay from the U.S. Supreme Court.  The Supreme Court denied the application for a stay.  Thereafter, Yeshiva University announced that it was halting all undergraduate student organization activities on campus.  According to media reports, the parties agreed to a stay of the injunction while litigation continued, with oral argument before the appellate court expected sometime in November 2022.   

Read more about the case here.