TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Mar 29, 2012

The Senate Education Committee unanimously approved a bill yesterday that would prevent state schools from applying nondiscrimination rules to faith-based organizations. The bill, SB 3597, comes in response to a controversial policy at Vanderbilt University, which requires on-campus organizations to include any student who wants to be a member or leader of the group, even if they disagree over central beliefs. The committee briefly considered applying the rule to private schools but rejected that as an overreach of state authority. Learn more from WBIR