Category Archives: LGBT rights

REBLOG: This is What Gay Marriage Looks Like

I plan to blog (probably at some length!) on yesterday’s and today’s historic supreme court oral arguments on Prop 8 and DOMA, but in the meantime, I thought it might be worth reposting my piece from last year called “This … Continue reading

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Congratulations on your 2005 marriage! It is now officially recognized by 9 states. And counting…

[Election Night, Our House in the Woods in Western Washington] Me: I know we got rid of cable, but we can still watch election coverage online. The major networks are all streaming their coverage live. Kris, clearly dubious: Okay. [Three … Continue reading

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Low-Hanging Fruit(s); or, Gay People Like Football, Too

Chris Kluwe, the punter for the Minnesota Vikings, is awesome. Now, some of you know that it’s difficult for me to say anything nice about a Viking. The daughter of an Illinois man, I am a lifelong Chicago Bears, Cubs, … Continue reading

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Gaydar, Straitdar, and Fighting the Right

Yesterday morning, I opened my email to learn that Sally Ride, the first U.S. woman to fly in space (1983, aboard the Challenger), had died of pancreatic cancer at age 61. Like most people, I also learned from her obituary … Continue reading

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This is What Gay Marriage Looks Like

Today, May 9, 2012, President Obama made history by affirming, “I think same-sex couples should be able to get married”—ten little words that are now winging their way about the nation via a variety of technological means. After talking to … Continue reading

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