Club Freeze to YUPA Stay

On September 16, 2022, Yeshiva University announced a freeze of all undergraduate club activities in an email sent to the undergraduate student body. In response, JQY offered to sponsor club activities until the end of the shutdown. To prevent all students from facing the consequences of YU’s decision, the Pride Alliance agreed to grant Yeshiva University a stay on September 21 until the resolution of all appeals on the case.

Club Freeze + JQY Funding

Yeshiva University Temporarily Freezes All Undergraduate Club Activities
Jonothan Levin | September 16, 2022
YU Commentator
Yeshiva University Provides Statement About Future of Clubs to The Commentator
Commentator Staff | September 17, 2022
YU Commentator

Club Freeze + JQY Funding

YU Pride Alliance Gives Yeshiva University Stay to End Club Freeze
Jonothan Levin | September 21, 2022
YU Commentator
Amid Court Fight, L.G.B.T.Q. Club Proposes a Compromise to Yeshiva
Liam Stack | September 21, 2022
New York Times
YU Pride Alliance statement on the stay
YU Pride Alliance | September 21, 2022
Yeshiva University Granted Permanent Stay After Agreement with Pride Alliance; Clubs Confirmed to Restart After Sukkot
Ariel Kahan and Jonothan Levin | September 30, 2022
YU Commentator

Clubs Return

Yeshiva University Student Councils Host Club Fairs
Rina Shamilov | November 14, 2022
YU Commentator

Appeal to Stay

After Kotler’s ruling, Yeshiva University filed for a stay from the court, which they were refused. The next week, they applied for a stay form the U.S. Supreme Court, which, after initially being granted by Sonia Sotomayor, was denied in a 5-4 decision.

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YU Must Allow LGBTQ Club to Form Immediately as Court Denies Motion to Stay
Ariel Kahan and Elishama Marmon | August 23, 2022
YU Commentator
Yeshiva University Requests Stay on Order to Recognize LGBTQ Club from Supreme Court
Jonothan Levin | August 29, 2022
YU Commentator

Initial Case

In the aftermath of the lawsuit filing, various reactions were put forth by the broader community. Eventually, on June 14, 2022, Justice Kotler of the New York Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Pride Alliance.

Case Overviews

The Ghosts Have Become Alive: Yeshiva University and the Future of Religiously Affiliated Higher Education in America
Michael J. Broyde | May 10, 2021
YU Commentator
Michael J. Broyde lays out various possible strategies YU could use to not be forced to allow the Pride Alliance to become an official club.
Letter to the Editor: A Clarification
Michael J. Broyde | May 12, 2021
YU Commentator
Broyde clarifies that his giving strategies YU could use is only for the case where they think they can’t allow one, it does not necessarily reflect his personal views about letting the Pride Alliance exist.
Everything You Need to Know (So Far) About The LGBTQ Discrimination Case Against YU
Natan Ehrenreich | October 24, 2021
YU Commentator
Ehrenreich provides the legal and factual background relevant to the lawsuit against YU.

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YU Must Allow LGBTQ Club to Form on Campus, Court Rules
Chaim Book, Seffi Jonas, Nava Katz, and Jonathan Levin | June 14, 2022
YU Commentator
Yeshiva University Must Recognize L.G.B.T.Q. Club, Judge Says
Liam Stack | June 13, 2021
New York Times


On April 26, 2021, a group of students and the Yeshiva University Pride Alliancesued Yeshiva University. Below are the documents and articles from around thefiling of the lawsuit.

YUPA Filings

Initial Court Filing Documents
Summons and Complaint
Molly Meisels Affidavit
Daniel Weinreich Affidavit
John Doe Affidavit
Jane Doe Affidavit

YU Filings

Ari Berman Affidavit
Chaim Nissel Affidavit

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