Jennifer Keeton, the student fighting for her right to counsel her anti-gay views, told a federal judge on Tuesday that professors have violated her First Amendment rights, the AP reported.

Keeton sued Augusta State University officials last year after they declared her anti-gay beliefs incompatible with the counseling profession.

Last year, a federal judge sided with the university, saying it was reasonable for a public university to enforce academic standards.

Keeton appealed the ruling, leading to Tuesday's hearing.

According to the lawsuit, Keeton was presented with a remediation plan in May 2010, in which faculty members said her views on gay and transgender persons are “professionally suspect.” The plan called for Keeton to attend a minimum of three diversity workshops with an emphasis on the gay community, increase her exposure and interaction with gay populations (attending gay pride was suggested), and increase her study and research on improving counseling effectiveness with LGBT people.

The graduate student was advised that failure to complete the plan could result in dismissal from the program.

Keeton described the plan as an attack on her religious beliefs. The plan would require her to “tell clients wanting to hear it that homosexual sex is moral,” she said in court papers.