An update on John McAdams, Marquette University prof punished for defending a student's right to disagree

Earlier this year, I wrote (here and here) about Marquette University professor John McAdams who was suspended without pay for defending a student's right to disagree with his professor. The student had disagreed with the teacher's demand that gay marriage could not be discussed in her class. The student had taken the side of the Catholic Church in opposing same sex marriage, but the teacher, Cheryl Abbate, ruled such a discussion out of bounds in the class because it  might offend some students.

McAdams, has sued Marquette, wanting his job back, and, sadly, this Catholic University (it officially opposes same sex marriage) is fighting it. His suspension ends in January and he should be back in the classroom then, but he hasn't been assigned any classes. The suit could go on way beyond then.

I wonder what Marquette would have done if McAdams was defending a student who disagreed with a teacher who refused to discuss same sex marriage in her class because it was church dogma to oppose it?

Here is Wisconsin WatchDog's update of the controversy. 

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