A former Montana State University (MSU) student filed a lawsuit in a federal court against the school last week after he was allegedly kicked off from campus for privately telling his professor about his dislike of transgenders.
The MSU professor claims the former student’s comments threatened the safety of her transgender female student who goes by the pseudonym of “Jane Roe” in the lawsuit.
The Montanan student, who filed the lawsuit under the pseudonym “John Doe” fearing retaliation for his unpopular views, is seeking $225,000 from the university for violation of his rights when he was banned from campus.
The Daily Caller reports:
John Doe’s lawsuit says he signed up to take a required diversity course with psychology instructor Katherine Kujawa. One class lecture centered around transgender issues, and John Doe refrained from writing a paper or voicing his opposition to transgenders. He spoke with the professor privately about the issue, and asked if he could receive half-credit for the assignment.
Kujawa claims that when she asked a hypothetical question to John Doe about what he would do if the transgender woman in her class came up to him, he said that he would punch Jane Roe in the face if she doesn’t leave him alone.
The professor took these comments as threatening, and John Doe was subsequently banned from campus during the remainder of the Fall 2016 semester following an investigation by the school.