Dr. Angela McCaskill, chief diversity officer at Gallaudet University, has been placed on administrative leave after the school learned that she signed a petition to repeal Maryland's gay marriage law.

According to several reports, McCaskill was put on leave Wednesday.

The blog Planet DeafQueer reported on Monday that McCaskill had signed at her church the petition which successfully put the law up to a popular vote on November 6.

“I want to inform the community that I have placed Dr. Angela McCaskill on paid administrative leave effective immediately,” Gallaudet University President T. Alan Hurwitz said in a statement. “It recently came to my attention that Dr. McCaskill has participated in a legislative initiative that some feel is inappropriate for an individual serving as Chief Diversity Officer; however, other individuals feel differently.”

“I will use the extended time while she is on administrative leave to determine the appropriate next steps taking into consideration the duties of this position at the university. In the meantime an interim Chief Diversity Officer will be announced in the near future.”

Catherine Murphy, a spokeswoman for Gallaudet, told Buzzfeed that the university does not have “a policy against political participation.”