Gay rights/issues

Showdown on Partner Benefits

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Kentucky governor calls special legislative session in part to block universities from insuring gay employees' partners.

A Gay President Says 'I Do'

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Like many college leaders, Ralph Hexter opens up the presidential home each fall for a party for faculty and staff members. At a Tuesday evening garden party, Hexter told his guests that on September 1, he married his co-host for the event (and many such events at Hampshire), his partner of 27 years, Manfred Kollmeier.

When 'Not Gay' is 'Not OK'

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We come from old Virginia,
Where all is bright and gay.
NOT GAY!

Benefits for Pets, Not Partners

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College that declined to help employees with health insurance for same-sex partners adds assistance on health care for employees' dogs and cats.

Gender Status and Single-Sex Dorms

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Southern Utah U. requires transgendered student to have medical verification to live in men's facility. Is that a matter of courtesy to others or old-fashioned insensitivity?

Hunger Strike for Partner Benefits

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U. of Texas says state law prevents change; gay lecturer goes without food to challenge that assumption.

Gay Rights vs. Religious Rights

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Federal judge, in first decision of its kind, finds that materials in "Safe Space" at Georgia Tech unconstitutionally evaluated different faiths.

When Equity Official Takes Anti-Gay Stance

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After column by U. of Toledo's chief HR official saying gay people select their orientation, she is placed on leave.

Michigan Ruling Bars Domestic Partner Benefits

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Impact of decision by state's highest court is unclear on latest approach by universities to providing health insurance to gay couples and others.

Political Scientists Stick With New Orleans, Face Boycott

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Association rejects call to move 2012 meeting away from Louisiana due to its ban on gay marriage and civil unions.

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