Sexual orientation

NCAA will move championship games from North Carolina

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State's Republican Party spokeswoman issues response: "I wish the NCAA was this concerned about the women who were raped at Baylor."

U of Tennessee withdraws guide to pronouns preferred by some transgender people

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U of Tennessee, facing political backlash, removes guide to language choices that many transgender people prefer and promises review by system leaders before any future guide is issued.

Two Christian colleges announce they will hire faculty members in same-sex marriages

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Two Christian colleges change hiring rules to permit employment of faculty members who are in same-sex marriages.

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.

Appeals court says adjunct may not sue college under Title VII for bias related to sexual orientation

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Federal appeals court says former adjunct may not use Title VII, a federal antidiscrimination statute, to sue a college for bias based on her sexual orientation.

U.S. finds U of North Carolina in violation of Title IX over treatment of transgender students

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Justice Department tells U of North Carolina that it is violating federal law by enforcing state statute limiting bathrooms transgender people may use.

Academic group moves meeting, just weeks away, outside North Carolina

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Academic Preservation Trust, weeks away from a meeting in North Carolina, opts to move event to Maryland, refusing to meet in state that has just passed an antigay, antitransgender law.

Gay and lesbian presidents report more acceptance than ever in months after gay marriage legalization

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Gay and lesbian presidents report more acceptance than ever with the legalization of gay marriage.

2 colleges leave Christian college group to avoid split over gay marriage

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Eastern Mennonite U and Goshen, which recently ended bans on gay faculty members, leave Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Had they stayed, others would have left the association.

Justice Department charges university with denying tenure over transgender status

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Justice Department says Southeastern Oklahoma State discriminated against a professor on the basis of gender identity.

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