Commonwealth Policy Center

A federal judge ruled that the University of Idaho’s “no-contact” order of a Christian group with a student who identifies as queer was unconstitutional. The student approached members of the Christian Legal Society and asked them why they affirmed that marriage is between one man and one woman. Despite the Christians’ polite response, the university imposed a no-contact order upon the students. The queer student felt threatened by the group. She said, “My life, my grades, my law school career are not safe with a professor that is actively working towards taking away my human rights.” Universities shouldn’t be places that shield the mind from worldviews that might make students uncomfortable. The judge upheld a First Amendment freedom that the university should have recognized in the first place.