Controversy Dies Down Over Gay Marriage Course

November 22, 2010

A course at Seton Hall University on gay marriage was only taught for the first time this semester amid criticism by Roman Catholic leaders and after a special trustee review. When the course started, the professor was receiving death threats and a security guard had to be posted outside the classroom, but the course is now moving ahead without incident, The Star-Ledger reported. "A couple of students said they are not going to tell their parents they are taking a class like this because they don’t want the controversy," said W. King Mott, the associate professor teaching the course. "But it’s a very lively class." Mott said that the course includes gay and straight students, and that some students oppose some aspects of same-sex marriage. But Mott said that discussions in the course have been respectful.

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