ACLU sues Yeshiva over refusal to rent to gay couple

June 24, 1998
The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit Wednesday against Yeshiva University, accusing it of discrimination for barring gay people from living in campus housing with their partners. The suit, filed in New York State Supreme Court, was brought on behalf of Sara Levin and Maggie Jones, medical students at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, which is a division of Yeshiva.
     "New York city and state law simply does not allow this type of discrimination against lesbian and gay couples," American Civil Liberties Union lead attorney Michael Adams told a news conference. "Because Yeshiva University has refused to comply with the law, we have no choice but to take legal action."