24-year-old Jennifer Keeton was pursuing a master’s degree in education at Georgia’s Augusta State University until the school became aware of her religious opposition to homosexuality. At that point, the school demanded that Ms. Keeton participate in diversity sensitivity training, and suggested that she attend a gay pride parade in order to complete her training. Ms. Keeton has sued the school in federal court for infringing on her civil rights.
It is clear that Jennifer Keeton has the right to discuss her religious beliefs, but the school says her beliefs about homosexuality are against the American Counseling Association's code of ethics. However, she has not said that she would deny counseling to gay students. For more on this ongoing case, we speak with Noel Brown, the Augusta reporter for Georgia Public Broadcasting.