In this 2012 photo students walk between classes on campus at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. The university announced Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, that its new application will include optional questions about sexual orientation and gender identity, making it the first public university to include such questions on an application. Elmhurst College, a private school in Illinois, became the first U.S. college to include similar questions last year. (AP Photo/Ryan J. Foley)

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In this 2012 photo students walk between classes on campus at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. The university announced Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, that its new application will include optional questions about sexual orientation and gender identity, making it the first public university to include such questions on an application. Elmhurst College, a private school in Illinois, became the first U.S. college to include similar questions last year.  (AP Photo/Ryan J. Foley)
In this 2012 photo students walk between classes on campus at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. The university announced Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, that its new application will include optional questions about sexual orientation and gender identity, making it the first public university to include such questions on an application. Elmhurst College, a private school in Illinois, became the first U.S. college to include similar questions last year. (AP Photo/Ryan J. Foley)
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