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ADF urges Biden admin not to reinstitute discrimination against religious students

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The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Julie Marie Blake regarding a formal comment ADF attorneys submitted Friday urging the U.S. Department of Education to withdraw its proposed rule that would roll back regulations that protect religious students from being singled out for discrimination at public universities:

“Public universities must allow all students to speak freely, and they must allow student organizations to select their own leaders. As we explain in our comment submitted to the Department of Education, the administration’s plan to rescind critical safeguards that help ensure these rights would endanger the constitutionally protected freedoms of students of all faiths to exercise their religion. Instead, the administration should enforce the existing protections for religious student groups and engage in public outreach to educate students and universities about the importance of the First Amendment. Religious students and student organizations should receive the same rights, benefits, and privileges that are afforded to others.”

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, parental rights, and the sanctity of life.

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