Gay Iowa student will be honored at Award Ceremony

A Catholic bishop and a group that promotes equal rights have agreed to present a college scholarship to a gay student during an award ceremony. Davenport’s Bishop Martin Amos and the Eychaner Foundation will present the Matthew Shepard Scholarship to Keaton Fuller at Prince of Peace Catholic School in Clinton, IA. Under the agreement, the diocese’s school superintendent will read a script by the foundation, and a scholarship committee member will present the award. Fuller supports the agreement. The scholarship is worth up to $40,000. Fuller will attend the University of Iowa.

Prior to the negotiations, the bishop had overruled school officials, saying the foundation couldn’t present the scholarship at the May 20 ceremony because the group’s support for gay rights conflicts with church doctrine.

[via KGAN CBS 2]