Indiana homeschool group says state is intruding

INDIANAPOLIS - A homeschool group says a state commission intruded on its internal affairs when it found the group discriminated against a student who was expelled after her family complained it didn't provide for the girl's food allergy at a dinner-dance.

The Indiana Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case Monday.

The Indiana Civil Rights Commission found the Fishers Adolescent Catholic Enrichment Society did accommodate the girl's disability, but discriminated by expelling her family in retaliation after they filed a complaint with the state.

A national law firm called the Thomas More Society is representing the group that calls itself FACES. The More Society argues that Indiana's civil rights law doesn't apply to private religious associations.

FACES was established to provide enrichment opportunities for the homeschooled children of its member families.

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