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S. 1168 (116th): Equal Campus Access Act of 2019

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But would this permit religious student organizations to discriminate themselves, for example a Christian organization prohibiting LGBTQ members?

Context

The Equal Access Act of 1984 requires public high schools to treat all clubs or extracurricular activities equally, without discriminating based on a club’s religious affiliation. For example, a Bible Club should be treated the same as a Chess Club. Failure to do so is supposed to result in a loss of federal taxpayer funding.

The 1981 Supreme Court decision Widmar v. Vincent ruled that public universities cannot discriminate against a club or activity’s religious affiliation either. But currently such colleges remain bound by that 8–1 judicial interpretation, rather than explicitly through a federal law.

What the legislation does

The Equal Campus Access Act would disallow any federal ...

Sponsor and status

Roy Blunt

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Missouri. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 11, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Apr 11, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 11, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

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History

Apr 11, 2019
 
Introduced

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S. 1168 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1168. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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