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 Thursday, May 17

“Counseling Student Must Follow Ethics Code" (read by: Virginia State Delegate, Joe Morrissey)

         In December 2011, a three-judge panel of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s decision and rejected the claim of Jennifer Keeton.  She believed that her First Amendment rights were violated when Augusta State University required her to treat LGBT people in a respectful and nondiscriminatory way.  The court, one of U.S.’s most conservative appeals courts, stated the university was following protocol when it put Keeton on a remediation plan and threatened to expel her after she repeatedly stated she would have difficulty working with gay clients.

         The university stated it would risk its accreditation if it didn’t require Keeton to follow the school’s Code of Ethics.  Keeton claimed the university was punishing her for her Christian views.

         The specifics of the court’s ruling, tomorrow.

Jane T


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    May 17th, 2012

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