Are LGBT Students Worse Off at Christian Colleges?

The college experience for students of diverse backgrounds has come under the microscope in recent years, with data on the topic often being more anecdotal than empirical. So how do gender and sexual minority students really fare at Christian colleges and universities? This question is being directly raised in a legal challenge to the religious exemption to Title IX's provisions forbidding colleges to discriminate on the basis of sex. The Religious Exemption Accountability Project (REAP), an advocacy group for LGBTQ+ students, has filed a suit against the Department of Education in which it claims that the exemption is unconstitutional and harmful to LGBTQ+ students.

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