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Supreme Court Says Yeshiva University Must Allow L.G.B.T. Group as Case Proceeds

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said on Wednesday that it would let stand for now a ruling that Yeshiva University must recognize an L.G.B.T.

student group. The vote was 5 to 4, with the majority saying that the university, a Modern Orthodox Jewish institution in Manhattan, must first pursue challenges to the ruling in state court.

Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., writing for the four dissenters, said that further challenges were pointless and that the majority had inflicted grave harm on the university’s right to religious freedom. “A state’s imposition of its own mandatory interpretation of Scripture is a shocking development that calls out for review,” he wrote.

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