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December 13, 2012

Questions about sexual orientation and gender identity are optional

The University of Iowa has become the first public university in the US to add LGBT-specific demographic questions to its college admission form.

The school says it has added the questions, which are optional, in order to help with the success and retention of LGBT students.

December 21, 2011

University of Iowa student calls for holiday cheer and marriage rights

Zach Wahls continues to defend gay and lesbian families. Earlier this year the University of Iowa student turned into a media sensation when he spoke up for his lesbian parents at an Iowa public hearing to revoke the state's 2009 marriage law.

The engineering student, with the help of MoveOn.org, sent out a mass email asking people to make holiday photos in support of marriage equality.