Jennifer Keeton, the student fighting for her right to professionally express her anti-gay views, has lost another legal round.

Keeton sued Augusta State University in 2010 after the school expelled her from its counseling program. The school said that Keeton's anti-gay beliefs are incompatible with the counseling profession. She argued that professors had violated her right to free speech and the free exercise of her faith.

Judge J. Randall Hall ruled that the university had not violated Keeton's rights, reported.

Hall suggested that Keeton's difficulty in discerning the difference between personal and professional values “appears to have been rooted in her opinion that the immorality of homosexual relations is a matter of objective and absolute moral truth.”

“The policies which govern the ethical conduct of counselors, however, with their focus on client welfare and self-determination, make clear that the counselor's professional environs are not intended to be a crucible for counselors to test metaphysical or moral propositions.”

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.