The Chronicle of Higher Education
June 26th, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. What will the effect be on higher education?
For most colleges, not much.
But for others — in particular, Christian colleges — the ruling
beckons toward an uncertain future. Some people at Christian colleges
worry that they might lose federal benefits if they don’t change their
own policies on same-sex relationships and marriages.
Since colleges have been dealing with a "patchwork of laws across
states," the ruling will probably make it easier for institutions to
support gay students and professors, said Suzanne B. Goldberg, director
of the Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic at the Columbia University Law
School, which filed a brief with the Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage.