No State Action In Denial of Club Leadership Position to Mormon High Schooler

In Ayers v. Fellowship of Christian Athletes, (ED CA, April 4, 2019), a California federal district court dismissed a religious discrimination suit filed under 42 USC Sec. 1983 against against the after-school non-curricular high school club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes ("FCA") and others involved with it.  FCA met on school grounds and was sponsored by a school teacher. Plaintiff Anne Ayers complains that she was denied a leadership position in FCA because of her Mormon faith.  The court held the fact the teacher and high school principal acquiesced in the denial is not enough to make the private parties involved "state actors."

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