(Cedar City, UT)  --  A Southern Utah University professor is suing the school over the punishment he received for refusing to use the preferred pronouns of a student in his class.  Professor Richard Bugg named several members of the university's administration in a federal lawsuit filed earlier this week.  He claims his civil rights were violated when he was sanctioned for his refusal to use "they/them" pronouns to refer to a student in his acting class.   The university released a statement yesterday saying its policies are based on current law and that it plans to respond to the claims in court.

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