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SAN DIEGO — A British theologian who supports gay marriage says the University of San Diego has withdrawn a fellowship because of her views.

Tina Beattie released a letter from the president of the Catholic school that says the invitation was being pulled she dissents from church teachings.

University President Mary Lyons does not elaborate in her letter but her decision comes less than three months after Beattie and 26 other Catholics signed a letter in The Times of London newspaper to support gay marriage.

University officials had no immediate comment Friday.

Beattie is a professor of theology and religious studies at Roehampton University. She says the San Diego school rejected her plea to reconsider pulling the fellowship.

Source: The Associated Press