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  • Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth on Jan. 1

    December 28, 2013 11:53 AM

    The Boy Scouts of America will accept openly gay youths starting on New Year's Day, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complications - ranging from policies on tentmates and showers to whether Scouts can march in gay pride parades. Yet despite their... more »
  • Texas county adopts policy to protect LGBT inmates

    November 14, 2013 8:40 AM

    HOUSTON - The sheriff of Houston's Harris County has adopted a sweeping policy designed to protect and guarantee equal treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender inmates. It includes allowing transgender individuals to be housed based on the gender they identify with instead of their biological sex. The Harris... more »
  • U. Iowa adds optional LGBT question to application

    December 12, 2012 11:35 AM

    IOWA CITY, Iowa- The University of Iowa has become the nation's first public university to include optional questions about sexual orientation and gender identity on its admissions application. The university announced Wednesday that its new application asks students whether they identify with the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer community. The... more »
  • Judge awards legal fees in Miss. lesbian prom case

    October 26, 2010 11:29 AM

    A federal judge has ordered a Mississippi school district to pay just over $81,000 in legal fees and expenses in a lawsuit filed by a lesbian student whose prom was canceled because she wanted to bring her girlfriend. U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson signed the order on Monday... more »

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