Judge: Lawmakers Can't Give State Money To Religious College

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A judge has ruled that lawmakers violated
the state constitution by appropriating state funding to a Baptist

A gay rights group filed suit in Franklin County Circuit Court
seeking to block an $11 million appropriation to create a pharmacy
school at the University of the Cumberlands, a Southern Baptist
school in Williamsburg.

Kentucky Fairness Alliance executive director Christina Gilgor
said the ruling by Franklin County Circuit Judge Roger Crittenden
is a victory against state-subsidized discrimination. A call to the
university media relations office for comment wasn't immediately

The Center for Law & Religious Freedom in Springfield, Va., had
argued on behalf of the school that the legislature acted lawfully
because it sought to address the state's shortage of pharmacists.

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