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Iowa’s Senate Majority Leader Vows To Block Anti-Gay Amendment

Iowa state Senate Majority Leader Michael Gronstal on Thursday promised to block debate on a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban marriage equality in the state. Gronstal said, “People’s rights should not be put to a popular vote [...] We didn’t put the right to go to a school in your neighborhood to a vote of the people of Iowa.”

Lez Get Real
November 17, 2011

After Anti-Gay Survey, Ex-Coach Remains a Guidance Counselor

As part of a national conversation about anti-gay bullying and harassment, parents and students are standing up to say there is no room for dangerous bullying behavior in our schools. Students should be able to have relationships of trust and mutual respect with their guidance counselors, something that ex-coach Pat Lynch clearly violated with his reckless decision to distribute the “Hurt Feelings Report.”

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