FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2012 file photo students walk past the Campanile on the Iowa State University campus in Ames, 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/Charlie Neibergall, File)

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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2012 file photo students walk past the Campanile on the Iowa State University campus in Ames, 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/Charlie Neibergall, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2012 file photo students walk past the Campanile on the Iowa State University campus in Ames, 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/Charlie Neibergall, File)
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