Monthly Archives: February 2011

Repeal of DOMA by Brian Anthony Bowen

Repeal of DOMA Thursday, February 24, 2011 Open Letter to Honorable Members Of Congress By Brian Anthony Bowen Reposted with permission from The Gemini Enterprise ______________________________________________________________ Dear Elected Official, As the Defense of Marriage Act appears to be headed for the trash … Continue reading

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Is marriage a basic human right?

I recently found this comment on a friend’s Facebook (oh, the technology era): “I don’t think that marriage is a basic human right. The problem is all the stuff the government gives you for being married. If they just took … Continue reading

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Maternity Leave and Human Rights: The U.S. Is ‘An Extreme Outlier’

Failing its Families (Human Rights Watch) US: Lack of Paid Leave Harms Workers, Children (Human Rights Watch) Maternity Leave and Human Rights The New York Times Preview: “The organization Human Rights Watch has been putting itself in harm’s way recently, … Continue reading

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Redskins, Whiteskins, Blackskins…

In response to my post “Blackface” at Lehigh University, Mike said: “Well I agree, this is racist. But what is really disappointing is how people dress up as stereotypical native americans (indians) every year for hollowed as well as theme … Continue reading

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Equal Protection: A Lesson from Iowa

How can you say banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional when marriage isn’t in the Constitution?  Well, here’s one example from the Iowa Supreme Court, which decided the state’s statute limiting civil marriage to a union between a man and a … Continue reading

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Obama administration won’t defend DOMA

In gay rights victory, Obama administration won’t defend Defense of Marriage Act The Washington Post Preview: “The Obama administration announced Wednesday that it will no longer defend the constitutionality of the federal government’s ban on recognizing same-sex marriages, a rare … Continue reading

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Women for Sale

Trigger Warning: Violence against women and men including abuse and rape. Graphic images. In many conversations and debates about pornography, promotion of violence against women is a common theme.  Indeed, this is often the position of those on the anti-porn … Continue reading

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