GREENSBORO, N.C.—Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund will be available to answer questions from the media on the steps of the L. Richardson Preyer Federal Courthouse immediately following Wednesday’s hearing in the Alpha Iota Omega Christian Fraternity v. Moeser case. Oral arguments in the case will begin at 2 p.m. EST in Courtroom 3.
“The fact that a Christian fraternity wants Christian members and officers is both logical and legal. They have as much of a constitutional right to be a recognized student organization as other student groups at UNC-Chapel Hill, like the Campaign to End the Death Penalty and the Vegetarian Society, that also want officers and members who support their beliefs,” said ADF Senior Counsel Jordan Lorence, who will argue before the court Wednesday.
“We are asking the court to preclude University of North Carolina officials from enforcing their unconstitutional policy preventing this fraternity from being recognized as an official student organization,” he said.
ADF attorneys filed suit against university officials on Aug. 25 of last year in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.
WHO: Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund
WHAT: Answering media questions following Alpha Iota Omega v. Moeser hearing
WHEN: Following hearing, which begins at 2 p.m. EST, Wednesday, Feb. 16
WHERE: L. Richardson Preyer Federal Courthouse, 324 W. Market St., Greensboro
For a map to the courthouse, visit here.
ADF is a legal alliance of Christian attorneys and like-minded organizations defending the right of people to freely live out their faith. Launched in 1994, ADF employs a unique combination of strategy, training, funding, and litigation to protect and preserve religious liberty, the sanctity of life, marriage, and the family.