Harvard University officials will end a campaign against the private single-gender social organizations that still operate around its campus.
The reversal depends on legal reasoning in the Supreme Court’s recent decision that bars discrimination on the basis of LGBTQ identity.
It represents a surprising victory for the single-gender organizations that have been fighting Harvard’s policy in federal court since 2018.
In a letter to the Harvard community Monday, University President Lawrence Bacow applauded the Supreme Court’s June 15 decision in Bostock v. Clayton County.
But he also noted that it struck a counterintuitive blow to the university’s policy on single-gender clubs.