Former Student of Pasadena Christian College Says She Was Expelled After School Found Out She Is Married to Woman

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The Pasadena campus of Fuller Theological Seminary is shown in this undated photo. (Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

The Pasadena campus of Fuller Theological Seminary is shown in this undated photo. (Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

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Joanna Maxon, a 53-year-old Christian mother of two, was searching for ways to advance in her career as a supervisor and began looking into graduate schools.

She decided on Fuller Theological Seminary, a religious graduate school based in Pasadena, because it combined things she valued: her faith and her studies. So in 2015, she started taking classes online and at the school’s regional campus in Texas and worked toward a master of arts in theology degree.

Three years into her degree program and just a few classes away from graduating, Maxon received a letter notifying her she had been expelled from the school.

The reason? She is married to a woman.

Read the full story on LATimes.com

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