A New York state trial court ruled that as a public accommodation, Yeshiva was covered under the New York City Human Rights Law and required to provide the Pride Alliance the same access to facilities as dozens of other student groups. The group said that means access to a classroom, bulletin boards and a club fair booth.
Sotomayor’s short order stayed that ruling “pending further order of the undersigned or of the Court.” That might indicate the court did not have adequate time to review the issue. She is the justice who reviews emergency applications from the New York region, although such requests usually are referred to the entire court.
Appellate courts in the state have not yet considered Yeshiva’s appeal, but denied the university’s emergency request to not comply with the lower court decision.