WHEREAS, the Supreme Court in its Grove City College v. Bell decision of 1984 sharply limited the 1972 law banning sex discrimination by ruling that only the specific program or activity receiving federal funds is subject to the law, rather than the entire educational institution, and,
WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Education has used this ruling to close, limit, or suspend at least 63 cases of alleged discrimination, and
WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Justice has indicated its intention to follow the same narrow interpretation of other civil rights laws banning discrimination because of race, color, or national origin; because of handicap; or because of age,
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT:
The American Ethical Union supports the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1985 to insure that no institution practicing discrimination shall receive federal funds.
Adopted by the American Ethical Union Assembly at the Philadelphia Society, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 1985.
Source: AEU 77th Annual Assembly - Resolutions Memo [job19scan]
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