08/24/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Antigay Comments Controversy At NYU

New York University students' uproar in response to antigay statements made by a law professor from Singapore have prompted the professor to cancel her plans to teach at the university this fall, the Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

Li-ann Thio intended to teach two courses as a visiting professor at NYU's law school--one on human rights in Asia and another on constitutionalism there. But when NYU students and graduates learned that she opposes repealing a Singaporean law that criminalizes sex between men, they began protesting her appointment. She also supports Singapore's imposition of a fine on a television station that depicted a gay couple and their child as a family unit and has generally denounced homosexuality in several public statements.

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