One of these days I’ll learn how to use the “more” feature to shorten long posts. I tried in vain last night. In the meantime I posted the article on my blog where you can read it in it’s entirety.
I asked ten questions of Ruth Malhotra, Chairman of the Georgia Tech College Republicans, who in March filed a Federal Civil Rights lawsuit against Georgia Tech. Below is Ruth’s answer to the first question. You can read the entire article by clicking here.
BB: Why did you file a lawsuit against Georgia Tech?
RM: I, along with another student Orit Sklar, filed a Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit against Georgia Tech for its blatantly unconstitutional policies. Our love of liberty and our love for Georgia Tech have compelled us to take this stand so that every student’s rights to free speech and religious liberty will be respected.
The suit was filed 1) to hold GT accountable for the fact that mainstream conservative speech is often considered “hate speech” and “intolerant,” while politically-charged, far-out-of-the-mainstream Leftist speech is considered part of the “intellectual diversity” purportedly valued by the Institute; 2) to challenge GT’s discrimination against religious and political groups by refusing to fund them with the Student Activity Fee; and 3) to confront why GT evaluates and endorses certain religious views through the school-sponsored “Safe Space” program. In other words, I want free speech for all students, equal rights for all organizations, and I want the Institute to respect the Constitution by getting out of the business of promoting certain religions over others.