Court Delivers $243,000 Lesson To College That Discriminated Against Pro-Lifers

February 8, 2020 in News, Video by RBN Staff

By Elad Hakim

Score one for freedom of speech and protection of the unborn.

In a 2017 lawsuit, Nathan Apodaca and Students for Life at California State University, San Marcos claimed that they were “denied university funding to host pro-life speakers, while mandatory student government fees were being used to sponsor the so-called Gender Equity Center and LGBTQA Pride Center.”

This year, after a drawn-out legal battle, their efforts to stop this discriminatory policy finally paid off.

Lawyers from the Alliance Defending Freedom, who represented the pro-life chapter, filed the lawsuit “challenging the university’s discriminatory funding policies used to fund pro-abortion and other favored views while preventing a pro-life organization and its campus president, Nathan Apodaca, from accessing student funding to promote their views.”

“The university funded the Gender Equity and the LGBTQA Pride Center with almost $300,000 in mandatory fees while denying Students for Life $500 in funding to host a visiting speaker on ‘Abortion and Human Equality’ to provide a contrasting view,” the ADF said.