By MICHAEL B. BROOKS, Associated PressThe U.S. Supreme Court on Friday upheld a ruling that bars the use of federal funds to fund religious schools and the establishment of new ones.
The court’s decision in a case called Obergefell v.
Hodges also said it would have to consider the constitutionality of a provision in the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) that bars public money from going to organizations that discriminate against people on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
The case was brought by the Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative Christian legal group, and the Center for Individual Rights in Education, a nonprofit that advocates for religious freedom.
The decision could affect about 3 million students in the United States, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which has helped lead the lawsuit.