A second Fuller Theological Seminary student has filed a lawsuit against the Christian institution over its ban on noncelibate same-sex relationships.
On Tuesday, Nathan Brittsan, a pastor and graduate student who is in a same-sex marriage, added his name to a lawsuit against the California-based nondenominational seminary.
Brittsan is joining plaintiff Joanna Maxon, who was expelled by Fuller for being in a same-sex marriage. Her suit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
“This is a civil rights case about two students who were expelled from their graduate program for one reason: they married someone of the same sex,” said the amended lawsuit, filed Tuesday, as reported by Pasadena News Now.
Maxon and Brittsan have not said why they chose to attend the seminary, given that it upholds the biblical standard of marriage and sexuality.
Brittsan was expelled from Fuller in September 2017 after being found in violation of the Sexual Standards component of Fuller’s Community Standards, according to Pasadena News Now.
Becket, a law firm that specializes in religious liberty cases and has successfully argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, has agreed to represent Fuller.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski