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Members of Congress traded suits and ties for T-shirts and shorts at the inaugural Capital Soccer Classic, a charity event held Wednesday at Gallaudet University's Hotchkiss Field.
Gallaudet University has reinstated its chief diversity officer after a 3-month paid suspension for signing a petition circulated by opponents of gay marriage in Maryland.
The chief diversity officer at the nation's leading university for deaf students was put on indefinite leave Oct. 10 for signing a petition opposed to a Maryland ballot initiative that would legalize same-sex marriage. McCaskill's leave has caused turmoil on the campus of 1,600 students and drawn national attention.
Gallaudet University is asking a coalition opposed to same-sex marriage to stop airing a television ad that features a staff member who was suspended for signing a referendum petition.
Gallaudet University's chief diversity officer said Tuesday she believes she should be reinstated to her job after university leadership put her on administrative leave for signing a petition to put same-sex marriage on the ballot for voters to decide in November.