Senator Ted Cruz Launches Investigation just after Yale Law College Pulls Funding for Fellowships at Christian Law Firms

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Senator Ted Cruz Launches Investigation just after Yale Law College Pulls Funding for Fellowships at Christian Law Firms


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Just after Yale Law college announced that it would quit funding students finishing fellowships at corporations that hold a Biblical view on marriage, Senator Ted Cruz announced that he would be launching an investigation.

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According to the Christian Post, Cruz launched a discrimination investigation into Yale Law College just after their current choice appeared to target conservative and Christian groups.

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As Christian Headlines previously reported, final week, a Yale Law College student writing for the Federalist revealed that the college had sent out a notice informing students that “it was extending its nondiscrimination policy to summer time public interest fellowships, postgraduate public interest fellowships, and loan forgiveness for public interest careers.”

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The policy alter noted that “The college will no longer offer economic help for students and graduates who perform at organizations that discriminate on the basis of ‘sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.’”

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This meant that if a student wanted to total their internship with a conservative law group like Alliance Defending Freedom, then they could total it, but with no economic help from the college.

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Reportedly, this move came following Yale’s choice – which was prompted by a complaint from LGBT student activist group the “Outlaws” – not to permit the ADF to come and speak to students about the nationally identified Masterpiece Cake Shop lawsuit.

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According to the Christian Post, Cruz – a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution – identified the school’s new policy alter to be a violation of student’s initially amendment ideal to freedom of religion.

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As such, Senator Cruz sent a letter to Yale Law School’s Dean Heather Gerken, informing her that the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution would be opening up an investigation into the policy. 

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Cruz wrote, “Public news reports indicate that Yale Law College has lately adopted a transparently discriminatory policy: namely, that Yale will no longer offer any stipends or loan repayments for students serving in organizations professing conventional Christian views or adhering to conventional sexual ethics.”

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He continued, “The Initially Amendment protects each absolutely free speech and the No cost Workout of religion. Yale’s new policy does neither. Rather, it seems that the policy arose from unconstitutional animus and a distinct discriminatory intent each to blacklist Christian organizations like the Alliance Defending Freedom and to punish Yale students whose values or religious faith lead them to perform there.”

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“Please be advised that the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution is opening an investigation into Yale Law School’s policy, announced by means of e-mail on or about March 25, 2019, extending its putative nondiscrimination policy to summer time public interest fellowships, postgraduate public interest fellowships, and loan forgiveness for public interest careers,” Cruz asserted.

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Yale seems to be standing behind there policy alter and according to the Christian Post, a statement from the college asserts that the policy is meant to defend all men and women such as Christians. The statement reads, “We lately decided that the Law College will call for that any employment position it financially supports be open to all of our students. If an employer refuses to employ students since they are Christian, black, veterans, or gay, we will not fund that position.”

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The Christian Post reports that a spokesperson for Senator Cruz told Yale News that Cruz will “‘possibly” hold a hearing on the challenge to ascertain whether or not Yale must continue getting federal funds.”

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