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Baylor University drops ‘homosexual acts’ from conduct rules

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Baylor University
Previously, Baylor University policy listed homosexual acts with adultery, fornication, incest, sexual abuse, harassment and assault as sexual acts that were expressly prohibited. ...

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Justice Department: Students’ gender identity determines restroom use

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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The U.S. Justice Department says in a court filing that transgender students must be allowed to use the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity. ...

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Cuomo demands better protections for transgender students

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.)
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on the state Education Department to do a better job of protecting transgender students from harassment and discrimination in the classroom. ...

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N.Y civil liberties group: State fails to protect transgender students from harassment

Thursday, June 25, 2015
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Transgender students are often harassed in public schools across New York, and education officials have failed to carry out a legislative mandate to protect them, the New York Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday. ...

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Public meeting over reading of gay fable to third graders canceled

Friday, June 19, 2015
In “King & King” by Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland, the prince tells his mother “I must say ... I've never cared much for princesses.”
A public meeting in a small North Carolina town over the reading of a story about a gay prince to third-graders has been canceled. ...

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North Carolina teacher who read students gay fable resigns after parents protest

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Omar Currie
After a third-grader tearfully recounted how another boy had called him "gay.", teacher Omar Currie chose to raise the issue during story time by reading his students a fable about a prince who falls in love with another prince. ...

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S.D. considers revising transgender student athletes policy under pressure from GOP lawmakers

Friday, June 12, 2015
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The suggested revisions came after some Republican lawmakers repeatedly tried to pass legislation in 2015 to void the policy. ...

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Students told ‘Gay O.K.’ t-shirts to support bullied classmate was ‘disruptive’

Thursday, June 4, 2015
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Two students at a Texas middle school were sent home on Wednesday, and several others were told to cover up their "Gay O.K." message they wore emblazoned on their T-shirts because school officials said the message was a "distraction." ...

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Under pressure from Congressman, school seeks review of ban on gay student’s speech

Thursday, June 4, 2015
Twin Peak Charter School senior Evan Young reads his valedictorian speech on May 31, 2015 in Boulder, Colo. The Twin Peaks Charter Academy that barred Young, a gay valedictorian from coming out during his commencement speech denies it discriminated against the teen, but says no discussion of sexual orientation is appropriate for a graduation ceremony.
Under pressure from a U.S. Congressman, the Colorado school that blocked a valedictorian from delivering a commencement speech in which he planned to come out as gay has asked outside lawyers to review what happened. ...

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With school’s blessing, this valedictorian comes out as gay during graduation speech

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Emily Bruell, one of three valedictorians at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale, Colo., holds up a sign identifying herself as gay during commencement on May 30, 2015. She received a standing ovation when she came out as gay during her graduation speech in the Colorado mountain town of Carbondale.
A high school valedictorian received a standing ovation when she came out as gay during her graduation speech in the Colorado mountain town of Carbondale. ...

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