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ASA Amicus Brief Supports Suit to Overturn Virginia’s Gay Marriage Ban

The American Sociological Association (ASA) filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today supporting the fight to overturn Virginia’s gay marriage ban and continuing its now 14-month effort to highlight the overwhelming body of social science research that confirms “children fare just as well” when raised by same-sex or heterosexual parents.

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Carsey Institute: More Than 40 Percent of LGBTQ+ College Students Report Intimate Partner Violence

More than 40 percent of LGBTQ+ college students (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trangender, queer, questioning and other nonheterosexual identities) report that they have experienced intimate partner violence in their current relationships, a rate that generally aligns with the rate of violence among heterosexual couples, according to new research from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire.

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New CWRU Study to Focus on Understanding Challenges of Transgender Children and Their Parents

Amy Przeworski, assistant professor of psychology at Case Western Reserve University, and graduate student Jennifer Birnkrant will lead an online study that captures the experiences of transgender and gender variant children and their parents.

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Symposia to Discuss Analysis of Same-Sex Couples

Scholarly and media attention to same-sex relationships has skyrocketed in recent years. Yet social science research has not kept pace with the patterns and implications of same-sex relationships in the contemporary context. Bowling Green State University will take a closer look at the research into same-sex relationships during a symposium on March 26. “Same-Sex Couples: Frontiers in Measurement and Analysis” runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. in 201 Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

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Palm Center: Former Surgeon General Faults Military's Transgender Ban

A commission co-chaired by a former US Surgeon General released a report today concluding that the Pentagon's ban on transgender military service is not based on sound medical reasoning, according to the Associated Press. In one of the first and most detailed assessments of the basis and impact of the current policy, the Transgender Military Service Commission examined all medical and psychological aspects of transgender military service, and found inconsistencies and inaccuracies in the Pentagon's rationale for the exclusionary policy, which remains in affect despite the scrapping of "don't ask, don't tell."

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ASA Amicus Brief Supports Suits to Overturn Utah, Oklahoma Gay Marriage Bans

The American Sociological Association (ASA) filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit today supporting the fight to overturn gay marriage bans in Utah and Oklahoma and continuing its now 13-month effort to highlight the overwhelming body of social science research that confirms “children fare just as well” when same-sex or heterosexual parents raise them. The 10th Circuit is scheduled to consider the lawsuits challenging the bans in the next several months.

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Constitutional Law Professor Available to Discuss Texas Judge Strike-Down of Gay Marriage Ban.

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Michael Sam Case Challenges 'Old School' Norms

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Health Inequalities Seen in Gays and Lesbians

People who identify as homosexual have several health disparities relative to their heterosexual peers, finds a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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Michael Sam’s Coming Out Shows Times Are a-Changin’

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