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The Photo that Made Me Weep for Chillicothe

I saw this photo on the front page of my local paper on Sunday. It just made me want to weep for my community, for so many reasons. 805 more words

Life

What I've learnt so far since the legalization of gay marriage in the US

Preface: A lot of my opinions in this post are not my initial reactions to the new ruling and are very much influenced by two people, Daphanie Teo and Ed Ng, whose thoughts and perspectives I’ve recently taken a lot of interest in and whom I will be quoting or referencing directly from time to time, as well as ideas I have gathered from discussions about this issue on various LGBTQ social media pages. 2,160 more words

Mr. Justice Roberts and the Aztecs

In his dissent to the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage*, Chief Justice John Roberts carped — among other irrelevancies — that:

… the Court invalidates the marriage laws of more than half the States and orders the transformation of a social institution that has formed the basis of human society for millennia, for the Kalahari Bushmen and the Han Chinese, the Carthaginians and the Aztecs… 794 more words

Gringo(landia)

Justice Kennedy's Assumptions about Assumptions

Today, it has been definitively enshrined in U.S. legal opinion that states do not have the right to deny marriage licenses to couples based on their sex. 805 more words

Society

We Made Grá The Law, What Happens Next?

On the 22nd of May 2015, a country that was once known as an identity-stifling state showed by a 62% majority that they wish for all sexual orientations to be equal when it comes to marriage. 765 more words

Collective

Kalief Browder

Featured image by ZACH GROSS.

By Jennifer Gonnerman

Last fall, I wrote about a young man named Kalief Browder, who spent three years on Rikers Island without being convicted of a crime. 1,184 more words

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