Missouri State Lawsuit Settled

Remember the case I mentioned last week where a Missouri State student was hauled before a university ethics committee and failed in a class because she refused a mandatory assignment to sign a letter endorsing adoption by homosexuals? The university has settled the suit, as they clearly should. The settlement requires the university to cleanse her record of the grievance filed against her and to pay for all tuition and expenses for 2 years of grad school. And the professor who instigated the situation has stepped down as head of the social work program.

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Wow, I missed that one. What were they thinking? Wait, obviously they were not thinking. What is happening to America? I would love to adopt my partners kids, now that their mother is dead, but I would never think that I could force someone to believe its ok. All I ask for is the same rights as everyone else. I hope to get them someday.

The settlement requires the university to cleanse her record of the grievance filed against her and to pay for all tuition and expenses for 2 years of grad school.

Dayum. That's some bonus. There's either one happy student or two happy parents in Missouri today.

Now, if I can only find a professor at American U crazy enough to try this...

By FishyFred (not verified) on 10 Nov 2006 #permalink

Gaaak. They should shoot that prof first and fire him second. What the bleep was that guy thinking?

I'm whole-heartedly pro-gay rights, but trying to coerce a student to support a "pro" position is every bit as nasty as trying to coerce me into supporting the nonexistent "right" of a Fundamentalist principal in a public school to start the morning announcements off with a Fundy-flavored morning prayer.

By anomalous4 (not verified) on 11 Nov 2006 #permalink

a Missouri State student was hauled before a university ethics committee and failed in a class because she refused a mandatory assignment to sign a letter endorsing adoption by homosexuals

*wince* The school is getting off easy if all they have to do is acknowledge that the student didn't do anything wrong (by clearing her record) and pay for two years of postgrad work.