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University Diversity Officer Fighting For Her Job After Signing Gay Marriage Petition

Angela McCaskill wants same-sex marriage on Maryland's ballot next month


ANNAPOLIS, Md.—The chief diversity officer at the nation's leading university for the deaf and hard of hearing is fighting for her job after signing a petition to put same-sex marriage on the ballot next month.

Gallaudet University officials placed Angela McCaskill on leave. President T. Allan Hurwitz said Tuesday that her signing of the petition left many at the university "concerned and confused."