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Facebook privacy glitch outs LGBT users

Monday, October 15, 2012
The outing of University of Texas-Austin students to their parents as a consequence of a little-known Facebook privacy glitch has reignited longstanding concerns over the social network’s treatment of its LGBT users’ private information. [ Read more → ]
Mark regnerus

University of Texas panel: No scientific misconduct in anti-gay parenting study

Saturday, September 1, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas -- A University of Texas advisory panel consisting of four senior faculty members has concluded that the author of an anti-gay parenting study had not published nor committed falsification of data, plagiarism or other ethical breaches constituting scientific misconduct. [ Read more → ]

University of Texas investigates associate professor’s study on children with gay parents

Friday, July 13, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas -- The University of Texas-Austin announced it is investigating a gay parenting study published last month that touched off a firestorm of criticism by LGBT advocacy groups, and a formal complaint by New York-based freelance writer Scott Rosensweig. [ Read more → ]
Mark Regnerus

University of Texas professor defends controversial gay parenting study

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas -- A University of Texas associate professor of sociology is defending a study he led that made several claims of negative outcomes for children raised by gay and lesbian parents. [ Read more → ]
Mark Regnerus

Gay parents study: Dollarship disguised as scholarship

Friday, June 15, 2012
There are two things we know about the religious right: They have no faith in science, and they cynically distort science to justify their faith. The latest example is a new study by University of Texas researcher Mark Regnerus (pictured), “How Different are the Adult Children of Parents Who Have Same-Sex Relationships?” [ Read more → ]
Mark Regnerus

Advocacy groups decry study that suggests negative outcomes for kids of gay parents

Monday, June 11, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Leading LGBT advocacy organizations on Monday widely criticized a study released by right-wing conservative author Mark Regnerus of the Department of Sociology and Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin, that made several claims of negative outcomes for children raised by gay and lesbian parents. [ Read more → ]

Transgender students can now use preferred name on University records

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas -- The University of Texas at Austin is set to implement a new policy this summer that will allow transgender students to list their preferred names on all official University records, including a name that may be different from their legal name. [ Read more → ]
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