A state appeals court has tossed out a man’s religious persecution and other claims lodged after a Manhattan day care center would not allow his young children to wear a Star of David necklace, finding against the man on standing grounds but also writing that the center had provided a nondiscriminatory reason for its “blanket” policy of not allowing young children to wear jewelry.

The man, Dmitriy Goldin, alleged six counts in a lawsuit brought against the Bright Minds Center, which provides day care and schooling to young children and education to older ones, including the religious persecution claim, a breach of contract claim and a child assault and endangerment claim.