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Arne Duncan

Married, gay students to receive equal treatment in college loan applications

Friday, December 13, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Students in same-sex marriages will be treated the same as their straight married classmates when it comes to federal college loan applications, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Friday in a shift that reflects this year's Supreme Court ruling that broadened gay rights. [ Read more → ]
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Axelrod: Biden’s views on marriage ‘consistent’ with Obama’s

Monday, May 7, 2012
The Obama campaign maintains the views Vice President Joe Biden expressed on marriage equality were “entirely consistent” with the president position’s on the issue because both Obama and Biden believe married gay couples shouldn’t be denied the rights enjoyed by straight couples. [ Read more → ]
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Education Secretary Arne Duncan: ‘Yes I do’ support marriage equality

Monday, May 7, 2012
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Monday became the second Obama Administration official in as many days to publicly announce his support for marriage equality. [ Read more → ]
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Education secretary dodges question on endorsement of anti-bullying bill

Friday, April 20, 2012
Education Secretary Arne Duncan ducked a question Friday on whether the Obama administration was prepared to endorse LGBT anti-bullying legislation as the White House prepared for a screening of the movie “Bully” in the afternoon. [ Read more → ]
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Federal investigators: California school’s response to anti-gay bullying ‘inadequate’

Saturday, July 2, 2011
Federal investigators on Friday concluded that the Tehachapi, Calif., Unified School District failed to “adequately investigate or respond appropriately to the bullying of a gay, 13-year-old middle school student who hung himself in September due to the harassment." [ Read more → ]
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Duncan to Educators: Gay-Straight Alliances are protected under federal law

Thursday, June 16, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan this week warned school administrators nationwide that gay-straight alliance groups must be recognized as having the the same legal rights and protections as other student clubs at public secondary schools. [ Read more → ]
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Education Department holds first ever LGBT youth summit aimed at safer schools

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The U.S. Department of Education on Monday kicked off the first-ever LGBT youth summit, a two-day event on "Creating and Maintaining Safe and Supportive Environments for LGBT Youth." [ Read more → ]
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Education Secretary calls for tolerance in response to bullying, suicides of gay teens

Friday, October 1, 2010
Arne Duncan, the U.S. Secretary of Education, released a statement today in response to recent suicides among gay teens and anti-gay bullying. [ Read more → ]
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