Organizations against interracial dating
Friday's Supreme Court decision that states must authorize and recognize gay and lesbian marriages could create major legal challenges for religious colleges -- primarily evangelical Christian colleges that bar same-sex relationships among students and faculty members. But the question of whether same-sex marriage as a national right changes the legal status of Christian colleges is no longer just theoretical.
Or the decision may not create much of a legal challenge at all. For the majority of colleges that do not bar same-sex relationships, the decision won't change very much, or may simplify things.
In states without same-sex marriage rights, many colleges have offered or tried to offer domestic partner benefits (which some state governments by legislation or political influence have blocked at public institutions).
Colleges that were not comfortable offering health insurance to employees when not all employees could get marital or family coverage no longer face that prospect, as everyone has equal marriage rights.
Not all religious colleges -- even those from faiths that oppose same-sex marriage -- may be affected by the Supreme Court's decision.
Bob Jones University dropped its ban on interracial dating in 2000.
But the university, like many Christian colleges, continues to bar same-sex relationships.