Tag Archives: marriage equality

When what works and what’s right come together

Do you want to be right or do something that works? Back in another life I had a consulting company, and this was something my former business partner used to say in a segment we did on negotiation. Often, what’s … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality: the states are falling fast

They say Pennsylvania is Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with Appalachia in between, which may explain why our state has been behind the times on social issues, like abortion and marriage equality. Our governor (whose name, mark my words, will be Wolf … Continue reading

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Voter ID and Marriage Inequality

I just completed a three-year term as an election official in Pennsylvania (and good riddance, by the way – it’s exhausting, getting there at 6, getting out at 9 that night, sitting on those hard chairs as people with colds … Continue reading

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Kentucky, of all places

Watch this. Make sure you keep watching till the 4 minute mark. Things have changed so fast. It was only three years ago that I wrote this, not imagining that so many officials would start agreeing with me. Loving Massachusetts, … Continue reading

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Preserving Justice Kennedy’s marriage

He’s Catholic, he’s white, he’s straight, he’s old; and, since Chief Justice Roberts came along, he most often sides with the other four old Catholic straight white (well, except for the guy who never says anything) guys on the Supreme … Continue reading

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The hobgoblin of my little mind

Okay. I’ve never taken a constitutional law class, much less taught one, but if Obama had asked me, back in 2009, if I thought he (in the form of his Justice Department) should defend the horridly-named Defense of Marriage Act, … Continue reading

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Loving Massachusetts

Marriage is one of the “basic civil rights of man,” fundamental to our very existence and survival. The Supreme Court of the United States, June 12, 1967 Obama wouldn’t be alive if it weren’t for this ruling (Loving vs. Virginia, … Continue reading

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