No Expulsion for Antigay Graffiti

BY Marchae Grair

June 17 2010 7:10 PM ET

Two students who vandalized a Southern Oregon University dorm with antigay slurs will not face expulsion, according to Fox 12 Oregon

Blake Adkins and Kevin Novotny must do community service and live off campus as punishment for defacing a gender-neutral dorm building's hallway with antigay phrases. Although the gender-neutral floor is not specifically for gay students, many gay students live on the floor that was vandalized.

The pair will do volunteer service at the Queer Resource Center, Women's Resource Center, and Multicultural Center at SOU. They will also have to attend a gay rights meeting.

When Adkins and Novotny were arrested in April, the students claimed the antigay graffiti was not intended to harass gay students because they did not know gay students lived on the dorm floor they vandalized. They later apologized for defacing the hallways.





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