- Associated Press - Friday, September 2, 2016

WENHAM, Mass. (AP) - A professor at a Christian College in Massachusetts who filed a lawsuit saying the school retaliated against her for criticizing its stance on gay workers has settled and agreed to step down.

The Salem News (http://bit.ly/2bZTpop ) reports that Gordon College announced Thursday that philosophy professor Lauren Barthold will step down from her tenured faculty position at the end of the upcoming semester when she finishes a research fellowship residency.

The college and the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, which filed the lawsuit on Barthold’s behalf, released a joint statement saying the two sides agreed to keep the terms of their resolution confidential.

Barthold said in the suit that she was demoted and threatened with termination for speaking out against what she called the college’s “discriminatory” policy against LGBTQ people.

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Information from: The Salem (Mass.) News, http://www.salemnews.com

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