‘YOU PAINT A CONFUSING PICTURE’: BILL CASSIDY WANTS CLARITY FROM YALE OVER ALLEGED RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION POLICY

The Daily Caller | 11/3/2018 | Staff
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Louisiana Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy said Yale Law School’s response over a policy that allegedly discriminated against religious students painted a “confusing picture” and wanted clarity in a letter Thursday.

“The policy we announced last month is simple: going forward, we will not fund the work of an employer that refuses to hire students because they are, for instance, Christian, black, a veteran, or gay,” law school dean Heather Gerken said in a statement Wednesday. “Without that policy, we would be forced to subsidize employers that discriminate against our own students.”

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But Cassidy was concerned about how such a policy would apply if the religious organization required certain “religious tenants” or beliefs to be followed as a condition of employment.

The Louisiana senator also took issue with an April 4 statement from the school that said the policy would “include an accommodation for religious organizations and a ministerial exception, consistent with anti-discrimination principles.”

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“This statement is incoherent and misleading, because a ministerial exception explicitly allows for certain forms of exclusion as a means to protect the core principles and beliefs of the faith,” Cassidy wrote. “What specific anti-discrimination principles does Yale Law School wish to apply on Yale Law School students who wish to work for a faith-based organization?”

Cassidy finds the issue important because, “It is discriminatory...
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