The Illinois Department of Human Rights has dismissed a charge of “sexual orientation” discrimination leveled at Benedictine University by a former employee.

Sharon “Laine” Tadlock served as director of the university’s education program at its campus in Springfield, Illinois. In the wake of the Iowa Supreme Court’s invention of a state constitutional right to  same-sex "marriage," Tadlock and her female partner got “married” in Iowa. Upon Tadlock’s return, she published a wedding announcement in the local newspaper. In it, she identified herself as a Benedictine University employee. By doing so, she publicly flouted the university’s religious teaching on marriage. In response, the University transferred her to a different job position, with the same salary and benefits. She failed to appear for work on the appointed day, thereby resigning her employment. FULL POST