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Decision on InterVarsity Chapter's Status Postponed

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Decision on InterVarsity Chapter's Status Postponed

December 18, 2011

Members of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at the State University of New York at Buffalo will have to wait until after Christmas to find out whether they can continue to operate as an official student group on campus, WORLD News Service reports. On Dec. 11, the school's student government postponed a vote on InverVarsity's status to give an investigating committee more time to determine whether the group had violated the school's nondiscrimination policy by asking its student treasurer to step down in early December for being gay. InterVarsity leaders maintain that their constitution requires its leaders to sign a faith and lifestyle pledge, but the student senate is now questioning whether the constitution is legal because of a recent Supreme Court decision forbidding statement-of-faith requirements in certain cases. While waiting for the decision, InterVarsity is not allowed to hold official meetings or spend any money.