Judge Rules Christian Schools Can Move Forward in Defense

In some good news: A federal district judge in Oregon said on October 8 that Alliance Defending Freedom and three Christian universities can intervene to defend a lawsuit that seeks to end religious exemptions under Title IX, which protects equal access to education for men and women.

The Department of Justice had argued in during the behind the lawsuit.

Judge Ann Aiken said in her decision that “Corban University, William Jessup University, and Phoenix Seminary” and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, represented by conservative legal nonprofit ADF, could intervene. The universities want to protect their ability to keep separate dorms and locker rooms and other single-sex policies.