Gay rights group supports ASU in court

Organization files friend of the court brief in Keeton case

A National gay rights organization has expressed its opposition to Augusta State University counseling student Jennifer Keeton, who is suing the school because they insisted she participate in a remediation plan to increase her exposure homosexuals.


In a friend-of-the-court brief filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta on behalf of the group Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays and Georgia Safe Schools Coalition, representatives from Lambda Legal expressed concern about Keeton’s expressed intent to “engage in discriminatory and harmful professional practices as a school counselor,” according to a press release.

 

The group emphasized the role counselors play in preventing harm to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender young people and said it was the duty of counselors to “promote the well-being of all students, especially those youth who are being bullied.

 

Keeton, 24, sued ASU in July because she claimed her first-amendment rights were violated.

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