College Of The Ozarks Appeals To Supreme Court Over Court Ruling

College of the Ozarks fountain

College of the Ozarks fountain

In April of 2021, College of the Ozarks (C of O) filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration on the topic that any sex can go anywhere on campus, whether it be bathrooms, bedrooms, or showers. After the U.S. Court of Appeals ruling for the 8th Circuit concluded that the Christian College could not sue the Biden administration for seeking to force the College to violate its religious beliefs, the college appealed to the United States Supreme Court.

The Lawsuit

Back in April of 2021, the [1]Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was forcing “entities covered by the Fair Housing Act to not ‘discriminate’ based on sexual orientation or gender identity,” which means, as previously stated, that no matter a person’s sex, they can go anywhere they want to on the campus.


On February 27, 2023, College of the Ozarks appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court on the U.S. Court of Appeals ruling for the 8th Circuit. ADF Senior Counsel and Vice President of Appellate Advocacy John Bursch said in the appeal,

College of the Ozarks should be free to follow the religious tradition on which it was founded. The government can’t strip a private, faith-based institution of its constitutionally protected freedoms because it disagrees with its views about marriage and sexuality… [2]


The HUD directive would injure the college in several ways: “(1) obey the government and abandon the College’s religious policies and speech; (2) refuse the government and risk crippling investigations and penalties; or (3) cease providing student housing.”

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