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Links: Michigan Law students protest anti-gay commencement speaker

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Students at University of Michigan's law school walked out of their own commencement ceremony today to protest Senator Rob Portman's presence at their graduation. The students felt that Portman, who voted many times against equal rights for gay Americans, "should never have the opportunity to speak at Michigan Law. We are concerned about the message Michigan Law is sending by giving an anti-gay rights speaker the honor of marking what should be a joyful occasion for every member of the graduating class."

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And if you're still feeling a little angry about Michigan's choice to promote an anti-gay speaker, check out this link to get out some of that pent-up anger. Nerdy or not, we've all been burned by somebody — and this site will help you cope. Especially if you are a nerdy, male person.