Sexual orientation

2 Christian colleges win Title IX exemptions that give them the right to expel transgender students

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Many were surprised when a Christian college won exemption from Title IX so it could bar a transgender student from housing. Two more Christian colleges have now received exemptions -- giving them the right to subject transgender students to expulsion.

Essay on starting a career as a gay scientist in academe

Eric V. Patridge considers the issues facing a gay scientist starting a career in academe.

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Settlement favoring transgender student has implications for higher ed

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Unprecedented federal settlement finding a middle school violated Title IX by discriminating against a transgender student has legal implications for colleges, too, experts say.

Gay students increasingly vocal at evangelical colleges

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This year, gay students at evangelical colleges have been increasingly organized and vocal in pressing for change.

Dispute at Gallaudet over chief diversity officer's gay marriage stance

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Gallaudet's decision to suspend and to rehire its chief diversity officer over her stance against gay marriage raises issues about administrators' rights and responsibilities.

College pays $160K to woman who says she lost job because she's a lesbian

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Tarrant County College agrees to pay $160,000 to instructor who says she lost her job for being a lesbian. Lawyer says case shows that bias based on sexual orientation can be fought even in states that don't bar it.

Elmhurst finds success with question on sexual orientation

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At Elmhurst College, most applicants are answering an optional question about sexual orientation.

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