Court Ruling: Schools Can Expel Lesbian Students

This seems totally absurd to me, but clearly I don't understand the way things work in religious schools. From the LA Times: After a Lutheran school expelled two 16-year-old girls for having "a bond of intimacy" that was "characteristic of a lesbian relationship," the girls sued, contending the school had violated a state anti-discrimination law.In response to that suit, an appeals court decided this week that the private religious school was not a business and therefore did not have to comply with a state law that prohibits businesses from discriminating. A lawyer for the girls said Tuesday that he would ask the California Supreme Court to overturn the unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel of the 4th District Court of Appeal.The appeals court called its decision "narrow," but lawyers on both sides of the case said it would protect private religious schools across California from such discrimination suits.Do you agree with the court? Since the school is private-and religious-does it have the right to expel the girls for their "bond of intimacy," or what's going on with that?(Image via Flickr user bobster1985.)