Gay Leader of College Republicans at Duke U. Is Ousted

A Duke University student says the campus chapter of the College Republicans removed him as chairman of the group because he is gay, according to The Chronicle, the university’s student newspaper. Justin Robinette, who was re-elected as chairman without opposition just last month, was ousted last week because of “conduct unbecoming of a person in a position of leadership,” the group said in articles of impeachment, which also cited him for disrespecting members, not attending events, and using chapter funds for himself. The group’s new chairman, Carter Boyle, said Mr. Robinette had mishandled a student-government endorsement. But Mr. Robinette, backed by another former official of the group, said he had lost his post only after more members of the group learned of his sexual orientation.

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