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Pro-life student group ends legal battle with Queens College


A Queens College pro-life student group ended its legal beef with the school on Wednesday.


Queens College Students For Life complained that the school denied its efforts to become a registered student organization in November 2016.


A lawsuit filed in Brooklyn federal court, alleged the school was teaching a bad lesson that free speech wasn’t for everyone.


Queens College said it approved the group in January.


The case was settled on Wednesday, court papers show. Lawyers for the students say the deal will impact how student groups become approved.

Queens College Students For Life group said the school rejected its efforts to become a registered student organization.


Caleb Dalton, a lawyer for the students, credited Queens College “for finally deciding to do the right thing.”


He said the changes meant no clubs would be denied “meeting space, funding, and other benefits necessary to form a club and fully participate on campus based solely upon their point of view.”


Queens College said it was pleased to resolve the matter.


“The resolution will further strengthen the processes for the establishment and maintenance of student clubs,” the school said. “As an institution of higher learning with students from more than 150 nations, located in the nation’s most ethnically diverse county, we welcome the participation of all students in campus activities.”

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