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Gallaudet Employee Who Was Suspended Over Anti-Gay Marriage Petition Is Back at Work

Almost three months after she was suspended for signing an anti-gay petition, Angela McCaskill, Gallaudet's Chief Diversity Officer, is back on the job.

McCaskill's signature on the petition for Maryland to hold a referendum on gay marriage earned her a suspension in October, and earned her support from both pro- and anti-gay groups. And now she's back. McCaskill's return isn't much of a surprise—just days after suspending her, Gallaudet president T. Alan Hurwitz said he wanted her to eventually start working again.

"The work of the University's Office of Diversity and Inclusion is vital and must continue in an active and vibrant way," Hurwitz said in a statement. "I personally look forward to working with Dr. McCaskill on the work of that office."

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  • DaJuan Hayes

    Well it's water under the bridge anyway. Marriage equality for Gay couples is now a reality in Maryland. I hope Ms. McCaskill get to know some of the married Gay couples in Maryland; it would probably enlighten her thinking.

  • Typical DC BS

    Maybe you need your thinking enlightened DaJuan. This was about her right to sign a petition, regardless of her views. Try keeping up.

  • IMGoph

    It's time to get a new stock photo for Gallaudet. The university removed those signs and replaced them with the school's new logo months ago.

  • Will Sommer

    Thanks, Goph.