Senator Ted Cruz Launches Investigation after Yale Law School Pulls Funding for Fellowships at Christian Law Firms
After Yale Law school announced that it would stop funding students completing fellowships at companies that hold a Biblical view on marriage, Senator Ted Cruz announced that he would be launching an investigation.
According to the Christian Post, Cruz launched a discrimination investigation into Yale Law School after their recent decision appeared to target conservative and Christian groups.
As Christian Headlines previously reported, last week, a Yale Law School student writing for the Federalist revealed that the school had sent out a notice informing students that “it was extending its nondiscrimination policy to summer public interest fellowships, postgraduate public interest fellowships, and loan forgiveness for public interest careers.”
The policy change noted that “The school will no longer provide financial support for students and graduates who work at organizations that discriminate on the basis of ‘sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.’”
This meant that if a student wanted to complete their internship with a conservative law group like Alliance Defending Freedom, then they could complete it, but without financial support from the school.
Reportedly, this move came following Yale’s decision – which was prompted by a complaint from LGBT student activist group the “Outlaws” – not to allow the ADF to come and speak to students about the nationally known Masterpiece Cake Shop lawsuit.
According to the Christian Post, Cruz – a member of the
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