The Law: Decisions

Last spring the University of Minnesota's chief librarian thought he had found just the man to head the cataloguing division at the school's St. Paul campus. James McConnell, 28, who held a master's degree in library science, duly accepted the $11,000-a-year job. Unfortunately for him, the university soon discovered that McConnell was a militant homosexual. After McConnell and his new male roommate applied for a marriage license, the university's regents refused to confirm his appointment. McConnell sued the regents, claiming denial of his constitutional rights. Last month U.S. District Judge Philip Neville...

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