The student tried to handle his disagreement with the trans-gender ideology in a mature way, while the graduate research assistant teaching the course Contemporary Issues in Human Sexuality created a hostile environment because of a personal ideology.
According to the complaint, Doe was a student at MSU during the summer semester of 2014 when he enrolled in a class titled Contemporary Issues in Human Sexuality.
The class was led by Katherine Kujawa, a graduate research assistant.
Kujawa is named as a defendant along with the University and several other school officials.
At the start of the class, students were asked to sign a confidentiality agreement where they agreed not to discuss or share any information about other students outside of class.
One of the class lectures was about transgender issues.
A student in the class openly told the class that she was transgender, according to the complaint.
Doe objects to transgenderism, according to the complaint, and decided not to participate in the class conversation or the written reflection assignment at the end of class.
Doe instead asked Kujawa for an alternative assignment after class and he shared with Kujawa his discomfort with transgenderism.
According to the complaint, Doe also said he didn’t want to offend the transgender student by sharing his opinions…
According to the complaint, Kujawa pulled the transgender student aside after class and informed her that Doe did not approve of her lifestyle and that he could be a danger to her.
Kujawa recommended the student not sit near Doe, according to the complaint.
The transgender student told Kujawa she would file a complaint with the school and when Kujawa asked if she needed an escort, the student allegedly showed her a pocket knife and said she did not need assistance.
The Title IX complaint was filed with the school and an investigation was launched.
In May, Doe was called to the Dean’s office where he was served a complaint and told he could not be on campus while the investigation was in progress.
An MSU police officer then met with Doe and questioned him about his conversation with Kujawa and any intentions he might have. Doe was then escorted off campus and told he would be charged with trespassing if he returned.
In an interview with the school’s Title IX investigator, Doe said he did not wish any harm to the transgender student and said his statements were misconstrued.
“Although he objected to transgenderism, he did not care how she chose to live her life,” according to the complaint. Doe noted that he thought he had been talking to Kujawa in confidence and felt betrayed. KRTV