(Columbia Daily Herald) A Columbia State Community College psychology professor did not infringe on students’ First Amendment rights or discriminate against religious beliefs when she asked her classes to wear gay pride ribbons as part of an assignment.

That was the conclusion of an in-house investigation into complaints about the classroom activities of Dr. Linda Brunton, who made the assignment for students to experience prejudice against gays and report on the experience.

A Columbia State spokesperson said there would be no comment on the findings other than a written statement released Thursday.

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