More than 100 University of Michigan Law School graduates on Saturday staged a walk out during Ohio Sen. Rob Portman’s commencement speech in protest of his anti-LGBT voting record.
The students returned to the graduation ceremony when Portman (R) finished speaking, reported PrideSource.com.
Outside the auditorium, arriving guests were handed a pamphlet explaining the coming protest, and contained a letter from more than 200 Michigan Law alumni to Law School Dean Evan Caminker.
“Senator Portman, in public life, has actively worked to deny some members of the graduating class their civil rights … Our objection is not a political one … rather we are concerned about the message Michigan Law is sending by giving an anti-gay rights speaker the honor of marking what should be a joyful occasion,” the letter read.
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