Gay rights/issues

A Way to Keep Domestic Partner Benefits

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In wake of court ruling blocking plans for same-sex partners, Michigan State shifts strategy.

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.

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.


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