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Gallaudet diversity official's discrimination lawsuit against school dismissed
Gallaudet diversity official's discrimination lawsuit against school dismissed

A federal judge in Washington has dismissed the high-profile discrimination lawsuit of a Gallaudet University official who claimed she was unfairly demoted for signing a petition to put Maryland's same-sex marriage law to referendum. U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg ruled April 14 that Angela McCaskill, Gallaudet's former chief diversity officer, had failed to show she had been discriminated against under the D.C. Human Right's Act -- whether for her religion, political beliefs or identity as a straight woman -- or that the university had acted negligently. Boasberg also ruled McCaskill had failed to show she had been defamed by the university through the actions of...

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