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University of California to add gender neutral restrooms

Monday, September 29, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- Responding to concerns raised by gay and transgender students and employees, University of California President Janet Napolitano directed the system's 10 campuses on Monday to create more gender-neutral restrooms and to allow students to update their records ...

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Univ. of Calif. president Napolitano forms advisory group on LGBT issues

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Janet Napolitano
OAKLAND, Calif. -- University of California President Janet Napolitano announced Tuesday the formation of a President’s Advisory Group on LGBT issues to advise her on how best to create a more welcoming and inclusive environment for LGBT students, faculty and ...

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Napolitano evolves on same-sex marriage: ‘Arc of history has arrived’

Monday, January 6, 2014
Former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Sunday she -- like many prominent Democratic political figures -- has evolved on the topic of same-sex marriage, and now supports marriage equality for gays and lesbians. ...

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Napolitano: Homeland Security to process same-sex immigration benefits

Monday, July 1, 2013
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano
WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says the government will start reviewing applications for green cards and other immigration benefits for same-sex couples. ...

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Gillibrand leads renewed call to help bi-national couples

Friday, January 18, 2013
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)File photo by Michael Key, Washington Blade
The junior senator from New York is taking up the lead on a renewed call for administrative action to help bi-national same-sex couples in anticipation of a ruling from the Supreme Court on the Defense of Marriage Act. In a ...

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DHS to spell out LGBT protections in guidance to immigration officials

Friday, September 28, 2012
Janet Napolitano
The Department of Homeland Security intends to spell out in written guidance that immigration officers should consider “long-term, same-sex partners” as families when considering whether to exercise prosecutorial discretion in the potential deportation of an undocumented immigrant. ...

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Arizona wants appeals panel to allow state to drop gay partners healthcare

Thursday, September 29, 2011
Jan Brewer
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said a federal appeals panel "got it wrong" and is again appealing a court ruling that same-sex partners of state government workers are entitled to health care benefits provided to opposite-sex couples. ...

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Appeals court says Arizona cannot drop health coverage for same-sex partners

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that the state of Arizona must continue to provide health care benefits to same-sex domestic partners of state workers, blocking enforcement of a 2009 law that eliminated the coverage. ...

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Arizona set to defend cutting benefits for partners of same-sex couples

Monday, February 14, 2011
Attorneys representing the State of Arizona are due to appear in the 9th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals today to defend a decision by the Arizona legislature that stripped partners of same-sex couples, domestic partners and their children from ...

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Federal appeals court to hear Arizona domestic partner benefits case

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Much attention has been paid to the landmark challenge to California’s ban on same-sex marriage that another very important case regarding gay couples has gone almost unnoticed. This latter case will be heard before the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of ...

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