May 19, 2006
Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Brought by Christian Fraternity Against U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a Christian fraternity against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which had previously refused to recognize the group because it bars non-Christians as members.
The outcome was not a clear-cut victory for either side. That is because the university changed its nondiscrimination policy last year, allowing groups to select members "on the basis of commitment to a set of beliefs" — even though they are still