“If you want our money, you have to let our recruiters on campus”

The Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday from law schools who wish to bar — or at least limit — recruiting by employers who discriminate against gays and lesbians. This means the military, one of the last bastions of open discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The Solomon Amendment, which ties federal funds for education  to military recruiting access, has thus far curtailed the extent to which schools of any nature may obstruct military access. It seems unlikely, given the tenor of the justices’ responses, that the court will act to overturn the amendment, or previous court decisions regarding the military in schools.

Laura Louison

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