A Montana State University student filed a complaint in U.S. District Court against some university administrators after she was barred from participating in a sorority’s activities for questioning its use of preferred pronouns when referring to members.
The suit and request for preliminary injunction filed on Friday names Montana’s Commissioner of Higher Education Clayton Christian, MSU President Waded Cruzado and Kyleen Breslin, director of MSU’s Office of Institutional Equity, as defendants.
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Daria Danley, the plaintiff in the suit, started as a student at MSU in fall 2020 and began the process of becoming a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. Another student was initiated around the same time as Danley and “routinely made inappropriate sexual comments in the presence of other (sorority) members,” and asked Danley to “hang out” repeatedly, which made her uncomfortable, according to court documents. Danley reported her concerns to the chapter’s leadership.
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Danley also reportedly challenged the group’s use of preferred pronouns when identifying themselves.
In September 2021, chapter leadership called Danley regarding “alleged comments you made