Was Yeshiva University entitled to $230 million in public funds?

For years, Yeshiva University has argued in court that its refusal to recognize an L.G.B.T.Q. student club does not violate New York City’s human rights law because the school is a religious institution.

But the university has also accepted state funding. And on Wednesday, a group of high-ranking state lawmakers said it appeared that the flagship Modern Jewish Orthodox school might have misrepresented itself as a secular institution on at least two occasions in order to qualify for more than $230 million in public funds to build and renovate its facilities and restructure its pre-existing debts.

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