A Mexican University has dropped proceedings against a top psychology graduate over a speech defending family values and the sanctity of life.
The governing council of the Autonomous University of Baja California said moves to withdraw the licence of Christian Cortez Pérez were unfounded.
Mr Perez said he was overjoyed at the decision.
He said he was just exercising his free speech rights to speak about issues of profound moral concern in his graduation commencement speech as valedictorian.
Some students and faculty protested vocally and walked out and called his address ‘hate speech’.
Professors demanded that his academic degree and professional license be withheld and psychology associations across Mexico be alerted about his actions.
Mr Perez said his experience highlighted how dangerous it is when academics with agendas try to punish students with whom they disagree.
He added it was a great win for fundamental freedoms.
In response to the proceedings against him, Mr Pérez filed a counterclaim to protect his rightful interests.
His lawyer said the “vindictive attack” was groundless.
In his speech Mr Perez said that: “To attack life and the family is to self-destruct, it is an attack on civilisation itself.”