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Lambda Legal: Augusta counseling student could hurt LGBT youth

Augusta State University student Jennifer Keeton

Lambda Legal has filed a friend-of-the-court brief opposing an Augusta State University graduate student’s claim that her constitutional rights were violated when the school threatened to expel her because of her Christian belief that being gay or transgender is immoral.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court Southern Division in Augusta, argues counseling graduate student Jennifer Keeton’s First Amendment rights were violated by the university because it stated her biblical opposition to homosexuality — that she would state in class and to other students — went against the professional code for being an ethical counselor.

Keeton, who wants to be a secondary school counselor, is represented by the Alliance Defense Fund, a Christian organization dedicated to defending “traditional family values.”

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PFLAG support group

Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays meets at the Uniterian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta tonight

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Georgia Spotlight: Macon OUT

For the past five years, a group of LGBT people have been gathering for dinner in and around Macon as a way to socialize in the city about 78 miles south of Atlanta.