Gallaudet University has reinstated its chief diversity officer, Angela McCaskill, who was suspended for three months after she signed a petition seeking to repeal Maryland's gay marriage law.

President T. Alan Hurwitz on Monday announced the reinstatement in a brief email which did not give a reason for the action.

“This has been a period of reflection for all of us,” Hurwitz wrote in his correspondence to students, faculty and staff. “I am deeply appreciative of the time you have taken to communicate your views, of the clearly heartfelt manner in which you have expressed those thoughts, and of the overall maturity you have shown in your willingness to consider the differing views others may hold.”

“The work of the university's Office of Diversity and Inclusion is vital and must continue in an active and vibrant way. I personally look forward to working with Dr. McCaskill on the work of that office,” he added.

McCaskill was put on paid leave after school officials learned that she was a signatory to the petition which put a failed referendum seeking to repeal the law on the November ballot.

McCaskill said at a press conference that she signed the petition because she believes in democracy.

“I thought it was important that as a citizen of the state of Maryland I could exercise my right to participate in the political process,” McCaskill said. “I am pro-democracy.”

McCaskill's attorney previously said that her client has never publicly taken a stance on marriage equality and that McCaskill is not anti-gay.