An on-campus Catholic group was suspended at Harvard after asking one of their leaders to step down because she was a lesbian.
Harvard College Faith and Action asked the unnamed woman to step down in Sept. 2017, according to student newspaper the Harvard Crimson. The Office of Student Life said the groupâ€™s suspension lasts for one year.
â€śHCFA had conducted itself in a manner grossly inconsistent with the expectations clearly outlined in the Student Organization Resource and Policy Guide,â€ť university spokesperson Aaron M. Goldman wrote in a statement.
Harvard College Faith and Action leadership deny that they violated Harvardâ€™s student organization policies.
â€śWe reject any notion that we discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation in our fellowship,â€ť HCFA co-presidents Scott Ely and Molly L. Richmond wrote in an email. â€śThe student in this case was removed because of an irreconcilable theological disagreement pertaining to our character standards.â€ť