Bloomberg Law
Nov. 21, 2019, 9:29 PM

Seminary Sued by Woman Allegedly Booted for Same-Sex Marriage

David McAfee
David McAfee
Staff Correspondent

Fuller Theological Seminary was hit with a lawsuit in California federal court Nov. 21 by a former graduate student who said she was expelled from the institution when administrators discovered she was married to a woman.

Joanna Maxon, a Christian woman who said she had hoped to use her seminary degree “to become a better supervisor” and to advance her career, brought her lawsuit under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. She claims that, despite being a religious institution, Fuller accepts federal funding and doesn’t have a religious exemption under Title IX.

Maxon “did not see her expulsion ...

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