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University Asks: Are You Gay or Straight?

kjwood Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 12:08 PM
So which it? Does the 'gay box' have no effect anywhere, ever, or is it going to be the basis for funding of university social services for GLBT students?

The University of Iowa has become the first public institution of higher learning to ask students about their sexual orientation during the application process for admission.

The University of Iowa has become the first public U.S. university to ask incoming students about their sexual orientation and gender identity so they can be connected to relevant services once enrolled, the school said on Wednesday.

University officials said in a statement that their admissions office began asking those optional questions this fall in applications for entry.

The university's decision places it in...