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Deaf Admin Sues DC University for Violating Her Freedom of Speech

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Oct 3, 2013
A DC woman has filed a lawsuit alleging that Gallaudet University violated her right to free speech after she signed a petition forcing a referendum on Maryland’s gay-marriage law.

Gay Marriage Flap: D.C. College Reinstates Official

By Ben Nuckols | Tuesday Jan 8, 2013
The nation’s leading university for the deaf and hard of hearing has reinstated its chief diversity officer, who was suspended for three months after signing a petition circulated by opponents of gay marriage in Maryland.

Deaf University Roiled by Gay Marriage Controversy

By Ben Nuckols | Friday Oct 19, 2012
Gallaudet University is under fire from both proponents and opponents of gay marriage after placing an administrator on leave for signing a petition to put Maryland’s gay-marriage law on the ballot.

D.C. College’s Diversity Chief Hires Lawyer After Being Suspended for Signing Anti-Gay Petition

By Ben Nuckols | Monday Oct 15, 2012
An administrator at Gallaudet University in Washington who was placed on leave for signing an anti-gay marriage petition has hired an attorney and will address the media next week.

Gay & Right-Wing Both Agree: D.C. College’s Diversity Chief’s Suspension for Signing Anti-Gay Marriage Petition Wrong

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Oct 12, 2012
A D.C. university for the deaf and hard of hearing has put its diversity officer on paid administration leave after she signed an anti-gay marriage document. LGBT activists in the Maryland, however, disagree with the school’s decision.

South Florida Gay Men’s Chorus, Sign Interpreters to Perform in Fort Lauderdale

By J.W. Arnold | Thursday Jun 21, 2012
Balaban is a sign language interpreter who is passionate about his job interpreting for the hearing impaired and deaf, and this weekend, audiences at the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida concerts will witness his commitment in concert.

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