By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts' Wellesley College has revised its admissions policy to formally allow applications from transgender women, making it the latest all-women's colleges to do so. The elite school outside Boston has never explicitly banned transgender women, but said in a statement on its website Thursday it felt compelled to clarify its policies "in an era of a changing understanding of gender identity." The college will now consider "any applicant who lives as a woman and consistently identifies as a woman," it said in the statement. The move follows similar policy changes at all-women's colleges such as Mills College in California, Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, and Mount Holyoke and Simmons College, both in Massachusetts. Wellesley said it will not accept applications from transgender men, but would "continue to support" any student who decides she no longer identifies as a woman during her education there.
WASHINGTON — The State Department agreed Thursday to review thousands of messages from a private email account that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton used for government business, but it cautioned that the process will move slowly and perhaps take months. The department announced its action just after midnight, soon after Clinton spoke for the first time about the political ...
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