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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - 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 (bit.ly/2ssZSPs) 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.
    
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Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com

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6/15/2017 10:06:59 AM (GMT -6:00)

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