Utter nonsense spoken from someone who should (but apparently doesn't) know better. Disclaimer: I have not read the source documents, so my comments are based solely on this article, and so I admit to the possibility of basing my conclusions on incomplete information. Nevertheless, this appears to be a blatantly false, revisionist description by Summers of what apparently occurred, which is that it was the individuals' behaviors, not their "orientation" (which is an intangible thing), which led to the disciplinary actions that were taken. As such, this is no more "abhorrent" than other behavior-related disciplinary actions that may have been taken against students who committed actions such as cheating on examinations, stealing property, physically assaulting others, etc. (That is, unless you're part of a lunatic fringe that may believe that peoples' "life orientations" towards cheating, theft, and assault should not be judged by others). If such disciplinary actions constitute "an affront to the values of the university", then the university has sunk to depths of depravity hitherto unimagined.