Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) called for Yale’s federal funding to be yanked.
Hawley said the policy as Yale first announced it “targets religious students for special disfavor,” leaving students who are burdened with debt unable to use the school’s loan repayment program if they choose to work for some faith-based organizations. “Depriving a student of resources available to everybody else because of her religion isn’t just wrong,” Hawley said. “For schools receiving federal funds, it’s illegal.”
Hawley said Yale had suggested it may drop or change the policy. “If it does not, the federal government should strip funding from Yale under appropriate statutes and review Yale’s tax-exempt status,” the senator from Missouri said.
A Yale Law School policy was meant to protect LGBTQ students. Other saw anti-Christian bias. Controversy ensued.
April 19 at 12:00 PM A Yale Law School policy has sparked a heated controversy, with some condemning the rule as discriminating against Christian groups while others praise it for protecting the school's gay and transgender students.