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Town Meeting Prayers: Rigged in Favor of Jesus?

The tiny town of Greece, New York is in the news these days because the citizens of Greece like to pray when they start their monthly town meetings. Prayer in one’s daily life rarely makes headlines, but in this case, Greece’s prayers have made it all the way to the top of the American judicial […]

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Is Same-Sex Marriage Good for the Economy?

Gay rights groups and allies, along with the backing of two of Indiana’s largest employers, are taking a preemptive strike against the constitutional amendment calling for a same-sex marriage ban expected in the 2014 Indiana Legislature. Indiana-based Eli Lilly and Cummins Engine took bold steps for equality on August  21, with financial backing of a […]

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Do I at Least Get to Decorate My Handbasket?

My husband and I were on our way home via Metro North last weekend when we overheard a conversation about that afternoon’s Gay Pride Parade in New York City. The conversation, not especially favorable, concluded with, “We’re going to hell in a hand basket.” I suppose the great irony of the situation was that although […]

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DOMA and My Childhood

I was just a sophomore in high school when the  Defense of Marriage Act was signed into law, and there are few pieces of legislation as personally significant to me. Politically, DOMA single-handedly fomented my lifelong devotion to marriage equality; psychologically, it did a lot more than that. My mom had come out three years earlier, when I […]

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6 Things You Need To Know Right Now: The Other SCOTUS Decisions

The Supreme Court of the United States issued some whopper opinions this week, as previewed on The Broad Side. The decision in Shelby County v. Holder held a portion of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to be unconstitutional. Two others related to the constitutionality of same-sex marriages, with Hollingsworth v. Perry ultimately re-legalizing same-sex […]

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