Yale Law School Yanks Stipends from Students Who Work for Christian Firms
After the Yale Federalist Society invited an attorney from Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a prominent Christian legal group, to speak about the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, conservative students faced backlash. Outlaws, the law school's LGBTQ group, demanded that Yale Law School "clarify" its admissions policies for students who support ADF's positions. Additionally, Outlaws insisted that students who work for religious or conservative public interest organizations such as ADF during their summers should not receive financial support from the law school.
On March 25, one month after the
controversy, Yale Law School announced via email that it was extending its
nondiscrimination policy to summer public interest fellowships, postgraduate
public interest fellowships, and loan forgiveness for public interest careers.
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."