BOZEMAN — Montana State University has denied violating the constitutional rights of a former student who said he was kicked off campus after he spoke against transgender people during a private meeting with a teacher.
The lawsuit, filed in March, alleges the university violated the former student’s rights to free speech and due process. He is seeking $225,000 in damages.
The former student said he discussed his objections to transgenderism with an instructor, who he says mistakenly thought he was threatening a transgender student in the class on human sexuality. The instructor told the transgender student about the conversation.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the university denied a claim that investigators gave more credibility to the instructor. MSU also said the student hadn’t exhausted his administrative remedies. His suspension was upheld by the Commissioner of Higher Education.