Blogsome 2010-07-23

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose City College district will pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit by a former adjunct biology professor over remarks she made on homosexuality.

June Sheldon had claimed in the 2008 lawsuit that her free speech rights were violated when she was fired after telling a class about the work of a German scientist who maintains that stress during a mother’s pregnancy can cause male homosexuality.

Sheldon, who is now teaching at another college, said she brought up the research as part of her response to a student’s question about the link between homosexuality and heredity. Another student complained.

As part of the settlement filed Wednesday, the district also agrees to remove the termination from Sheldon’s record.

The district does not admit any wrongdoing in the settlement.
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