Judge Rules Against Antigay Grad Student

BY Advocate.com Editors

August 21 2010 12:50 PM ET

A federal judge has ruled against graduate student Jennifer Keeton, who refused to read material about counseling gays and increase her exposure to that population because it goes against her beliefs.

U.S. district judge Randal Hall ruled that Augusta State University's requirement was “academically legitimate.” His ruling allows the school to expel Keeton if she doesn’t follow a remediation plan.

Hall said the case “isn’t about pitting Christianity against homosexuality,” but rather the constitutionality of the school's requirement.

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