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Green Hall at the University of Rhode Island.

Univ. of Rhode Island breaks ground on LGBT student center

Thursday, April 17, 2014
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — The University of Rhode Island has broken ground on a new center for LGBT students. [ Read more → ]

Univ. of Kentucky says survey was intended to improve health services

Thursday, April 10, 2014
LEXINGTON, Ky. — The University of Kentucky says a campus-wide student survey that asked students whether homosexuality was a sin was intended to improve the school’s health services. [ Read more → ]

Transgender student files housing complaint against Christian university

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
NEWBERG, Ore. -- A transgender student has filed a discrimination complaint against a Christian university, alleging the school is discriminating against him by not allowing him to live in the men's dormitories. [ Read more → ]
Mike Fair

S.C. lawmaker claims university program is designed to recruit lesbians

Monday, April 7, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A South Carolina college that recently lost $17,000 in state funds after it assigned students a gay-themed book, has cancelled a solo performance with same-sex themes after a state lawmaker accused the school of trying to recruit lesbians. [ Read more → ]
Chase Martinson

Gay student says Baptist school denied readmission after he came out

Thursday, March 20, 2014
HANNIBAL, Mo. — An honors-caliber college student says he was denied readmission to a northern Missouri Baptist school after he came out as gay in a Facebook post back in December. [ Read more → ]
University of Notre Dame

Illinois Family Institute warns of ‘eternal’ consequences for Notre Dame LGBT group

Monday, January 13, 2014
The Illinois Family Institute, the state affiliate of the American Family Association that led the unsuccessful fight against marriage equality last year, is back to fighting smaller battles, this time attacking the University of Notre Dame for officially recognizing an LGBT group. [ Read more → ]

Utah’s Weber State University extends benefits to same-sex couples

Sunday, January 5, 2014
OGDEN, Utah — Weber State University says it will extend insurance benefits to spouses of employees in same-sex marriages. [ Read more → ]

University of Minnesota to offer gender-neutral student housing

Sunday, December 29, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS -- The University of Minnesota is preparing to offer gender-neutral housing at its Twin Cities campus. [ Read more → ]
Trinity Western University

Canadian law school approved despite plan enforce ban on ‘gay intimacy’

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The B.C. government has approved the creation of a new law school at Trinity Western University in Langley B.C., despite concerns from gay rights advocates over its plans to enforce a policy prohibiting “gay intimacy” among staff and students. [ Read more → ]

Indiana State University groups affirm opposition to gay marriage ban

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Indiana State University's faculty, staff and student groups have joined Indiana's growing collegiate opposition to the state's proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
University of Southern Indiana

University of Southern Indiana faculty votes to oppose Ind. gay marriage ban

Saturday, December 14, 2013
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The University of Southern Indiana's Faculty Senate has voted to oppose Indiana's proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
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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