Sokolow says he believes that 15 years from now, most conservative religious institutions will obtain exemptions and the more moderate religious colleges will not. To compete for applicants and to meet the demands of a much more tolerant generation of students, most of the moderate religious campuses have opened their doors to LGBT students, and will continue to do so. He does not see the loss of federal funding at risk.
“As a country, we are becoming more and more open and tolerant, generally, with each generation. This will continue to be true because it has always been true,” said Sokolow. “The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice, as Dr. King said.”