I have a confession to make. I was not always as deeply passionate about gay rights as I am today. In fact, I grew up in a religious cult where I was taught homosexuality was a sin. But as fate would have it everything changed after I became an adult. My family came around and [...]
This was another week in which one news event dominated the airwaves — the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on two same-sex marriage cases. The first case to go before the Court related to California’s Proposition 8, a law that nullified the state supreme court’s decision that the California constitution protects the right to same-sex marriage. [...]
When we talk about marriage equality in the military, there is an additional layer to be considered. Rules, regulations, rights and responsibilities – all dependent on a little beige card. As an ID Card holder, a spouse gets on post or base, goes to the commissary or the post library; joins the club and uses [...]
I was considering writing one of the usual tales as the Supreme Court considers same sex marriage — how my older daughter came out to me, her feelings, my feelings, my husband’s feelings, family reaction. But none of that is especially new or even all that interesting except to us. Our own very liberal views, [...]
Looking for something to listen to while you’re working on your computer or, dare I say, that stack of paperwork you never seem to get around to? If you’re not going to put on music, you should listen to the Supreme Court arguments on the California Proposition 8 case on same sex marriage. Don’t run! [...]
It’s not unusual for cabinet-level appointees to leave the White House in a second term. Those jobs have high burnout factors. Much is being made about whether President Obama is doing his part to ensure as much diversity as possible in his next cabinet. Perhaps he needs a “binder full of women!” Many people are [...]
The Wal-Mart v. Dukes case carries on in a different form as a federal district court denied a motion to dismiss a class action suit of California women alleging pay and employment discrimination. The named plaintiffs represent more than 100,000 current or former women employees of California Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores. The class includes [...]
Back in March, ahead of the Supreme Court’s decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, I wondered what might happen to the Medicaid expansion. The question before the court in Florida v. Health and Human Services was whether the federal government could require states to expand their Medicaid eligibility and whether, if states [...]
I admit to being quite surprised—and delighted—by the news that the Supreme Court upheld nearly all parts of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) or what the right often calls “Obamacare.” When Chief Justice Roberts joined the four justices already expected to find the law constitutional, he defied my expectations. Perhaps you can forgive my pessimistic [...]
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