EMU student achieves final victory after court rules ‘tolerance is a two-way street’ | Alliance Defending Freedom
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University settles lawsuit after expelling counseling student for abiding by her beliefs
DETROIT — Eastern Michigan University has agreed to settle an Alliance Defending Freedom lawsuit filed on behalf of Julea Ward, a graduate student whom the university expelled from a counseling program for abiding by her religious beliefs. As a result, a federal district court issued an agreed-upon order of dismissal Monday.
Even though counseling referrals are a common and accepted professional practice, the university expelled Ward when she sought to avoid violating her religious beliefs by referring a potential client to another counselor. In January, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit ruled in her favor.
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Case Name: Ward v. Wilbanks
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