Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Breaking News: 11th Circuit requires Univ. of FL to recognize Beta Upsilon Chi during appeal

The Eleventh Circuit has just ruled that the University of Florida must recognize Beta Upsilon Chi, aka Brothers Under Christ (BYX), during the appeal.

The University had previously denied recognition to BYX because the fraternity, which instills Christian values in college men through Bible studies, accountability groups, and other activities, requires its members to be Christians. Denial of recognition has hindered BYX's ability to grow and thrive on the university campus.

In a one line order, the Eleventh Circuit in Beta Upsilon Chi v. Machen granted appellants' Time Sensitive Motion for Injunction Pending Appeal. On the panel are judges Susan H. Black, Frank M. Hull (as per amended order), Ed Carnes, and William H. Pryor Jr. The docket number is 08-13332-E.

For background see the Center's case summary.