A Pennsylvania judge on Monday ruled against a former graduate student who claims a professor retaliated against her over her support of gay marriage.

Former Lehigh University graduate student Megan Thode had asked Northampton County Judge Emil Giordano to raise her C-plus grade to a B and had sought $1.3 million in damages.

The grade, Thode said, prevented her from becoming a licensed professional counselor. She alleged that her support of gay marriage led to the bad grade when her professor in a 2009 master's degree fieldwork class retaliated against her, Lehigh's The Morning Call reported.

Richard Orloski, Thode's attorney, had asked Giordano to either reverse his earlier ruling against his client or grant Thode a new trial. Giordano did neither, saying in a brief order that he stood by his February ruling which found that Thode had failed to show the university acted “arbitrarily and capriciously” in giving her the bad grade.

Thode has not said whether she will appeal the ruling.