Aberdeen, Scotland, May 24, 2019 / 00:01 am
A pro-life group at the University of Aberdeen has been granted affiliation by the school's student association, a month after filing a lawsuit charging unlawful discrimination.
"This week, the Aberdeen University Students' Association (AUSA) informed us that our society application has been approved, which means we have officially received affiliation," the Aberdeen Life Ethics Society said May 17. "This is a long-awaited result to a seemingly endless battle, but we could not be more pleased to have won affiliation."
In October Ausa had prevented the affiliation of Ales, citing its own pro-choice policy. The move limited Ale's access to funds and venues at the university.
After failing to have the policy changed, Ales filed a lawsuit April 12 against Ausa and the university, "alleging unlawful discrimination against the society and the violation of rights protected by UK law." The suit will continue.