Maryland University Suspends Official for Supporting Marriage
At 5:50 am on October 22, 2012
(WNS)--One of the 160,000 Marylanders who signed a petition to overturn the state’s same-sex marriage law may lose her job as chief diversity officer at Gallaudet University for participating in an “inappropriate legislative initiative.”
Gallaudet University President T. Alan Hurwitz placed a statement on the University’s Facebook page Wednesday indicating he placed Dr. Angela McCaskill on paid administrative leave immediately. McCaskill signed the petition in July.
“It recently came to my attention that Dr. McCaskill has participated in a legislative initiative some feel is inappropriate for an individual serving as Chief Diversity Officer,” Hurwitz wrote.
Because of the petitioners’ efforts, voters in Maryland will have the opportunity to repeal the law creating same-sex marriage. A “No” vote on Question 6 would repeal the law. Senior Counsel at the American Freedom Law Center Robert Muise said all Americans have the right to sign petitions.
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