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After nine years, Professor Seeks Justice Alledging he Was Not given Tenure for Being Openly Gay

Thursday, August 8, 2013

“As the director of an important civil rights center, how can I not stand up for justice. ” - Peter Hammer

For nine years Peter Hammer has been in a legal battle with the University of Michigan Law School. Hammer alledges he was not given tenure on the grounds that he was openly gay and says he is the first male professor in the history of the law school to be denied tenure. Hammer currently serves as the Director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne State University.

You can read the statment by the University of Michigan Law School below.

"We believe the facts and the law support the trial court's earlier rulings in favor of the University on both Professor Hammer's breach of contract and discrimination claims. We believe the University has a strong case and we are prepared to argue our position before the Michigan Court of Appeals. Regardless of the eventual outcome, the University of Michigan and our Law School in particular remain committed to inclusiveness and non-discrimination for all members of the University community. We have not wavered and will not waver from that principle." - University of Michigan Statement