Sexual orientation

Trump administration reverses Title IX guidance on transgender protections

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Administration rescinds guidelines that said Title IX applied to discrimination based on gender identity. Guidelines had been used by transgender students to push for policy changes.

Reed College engages in soul-searching after posters and shouts insult director of 'Boys Don't Cry'

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Reed College engages in soul-searching over students’ shouting during lecture by director of Boys Don't Cry, arguing that the acclaimed film should have featured transgender actors.

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.

Princeton Theological Seminary revokes honor for controversial speaker, but will let his talk go on

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If an institution prepares women and gay people (and others as well) for the ministry, is it wrong to honor or invite to speak someone who opposes the ordination of women or gay people?

Author discusses new book about transgender college students

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Author discusses new book about a part of the student population pushing for more support -- and facing a backlash in some states.

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.

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