Latter-day Saint Life

Mormon, Muslim, and Sikh Student Groups Kicked Off Iowa Campus Amid Legal Battles


"Because we love our school, we hope it reconsiders and lets religious groups continue to authentically reflect their religious groups," said InterVarsity's student president, Katrina Schrock, in a statement.

The University of Iowa set out to end discrimination in student clubs. Then it got sued. Twice.

Both lawsuits were filed by faith-based student groups who say the university's efforts to address anti-LGBT bias are harming people of faith. The groups were asked to loosen restrictions governing who can be a club leader, a request that some see as unlawful interference.

"When you take control of leadership, you're co-opting the group itself," said Daniel Blomberg, senior counsel for Becket, the law firm representing both religious clubs.

Lead image from Deseret News
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