Virginia gets religious freedom on campus, groups to decide membership…

Virginia gets religious freedom on campus, groups free to decide own membership

Bill: SB1074/HB1617 (PDF)

Sponsored by Sen. Obenshain and Reps. Gilbert and Cole, and signed into law in 2013 by Gov. Bob McDonnell, SB1074/HB1617 (Ch. 701) permits religious or political student organizations at public institutions of higher education to determine that only persons committed to the organization’s mission may conduct certain activities. The bill also prohibits public institutions of higher education from discriminating against a student organization that makes such a determination.

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