Arizona SB 1062 a.k.a. “The Anti-Gay Bill”

Preface:  I am not against same-sex marriage.  I wrote a post – that you can read here – in which I support it.  However, I am/was in favor of SB 1062.  Lemme explain. _______________ Let’s say there’s a nice, elderly gentleman named Stanley.  After many years working in New York City’s garment district, he retired…

Freedom of Speech does not mean Freedom from Consequences

Amendment I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. It is one of those double-edged swords that…

The Kids Are All Right – film review

Laser (no, really) and Joni are the children of Nic and Jules. “Nic” without the “k” is because Nic and Jules are both female. The mothers visited a sperm bank a bunch of years ago, carefully selected Paul as their donor, and each used artificial insemination to give birth to a boy, now 15, and…

better than i can say it

i’ve written a few posts about gay marriage and relationships and the arguments and controversies that unfortunately surround it all, and i thought i did a good job.  but she did a better job. i’m not good with the technology of reposting other people’s posts, so i’m just going to put the link here and…

The Other F-word

I recently did some math and realized two things: 1. I’ve been blogging since April 7, 2006. B. On January 1, 2012, I had two followers. III. There are a ton of posts you haven’t seen. 4. It’s fun to drag up old posts, edit, and re-post. Keep something in mind before reading this.  I…

In Defense of Gay Marriage

this topic recently came up on someone else’s blog, so i thought i’d repost my essay from about 2 1/2 years ago, originally published by pikerpress.com.   Over the past few years, a great deal of money has been spent, efforts put forth, attention given, words spoken, words yelled, words cursed, and pain suffered in…