politics

Boy Scouts decision – a win for the LGBT community?

If you’ve been following the news, you probably heard that the Boy Scouts decided to allow gay children into the organization. Yay, right? It’s still not enough for me to let my boys join. The Boy Scouts of America still won’t let openly gay adults serve as leaders/volunteers. While the BSA say it’s because it

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Why I fight.

I tried searching my archives, but I’m not sure if I ever did write this post. Every so often, someone that doesn’t know me very well will ask me why I fight for marriage equality. That for some reason in their lazy minds, that because I have my husband and 2 boys, that I can

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Vote!

This picture is from today. GET OUT AND VOTE. It doesn’t matter what state you live in, your vote counts. While you might not feel like it’ll influence the presidential vote, it will. And frankly- your vote does count when it comes to state, county and local elections. VOTE. (And if you have an absentee

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Why PBS matters.

I might have addressed this issue before, the last time a poitician suggested that funding PBS was a was of tax dollars. But it’s worth repeating. Last night during the first Presidential debate, Mitt Romney said that he would defund PBS. That while he liked Big Bird and even Jim Lehrer (the debate’s moderator), he

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Non-Apologies

I wanted to comment about Rep Todd Akin, but so many people already have. What he initially said is offensive on so many levels, as is his non-apology. The “apology” said that he misspoke, he empathizes with rape victims, but still doesn’t think they should have abortions. There is no apology in there. I’m tired

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Forced Vaginal Ultrasounds: An open letter.

Dear Politicans of the United States (and the People Who Vote for Them) There have been a lot of bills going around trying to find ways to undermine abortion. Except in trying to find legal ways to get rid of it- they’ve been creating laws to treat women as second class citizens. One of the

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Child Slavery, and What Real Men Do.

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore have become involved in the fight to end child slavery. They released a series of “Real Men” PSAs that end with the phrase Real Men Don’t Buy Girls. I’ll discuss the ads later on since I used to work in advertising. The Village Voice ran a piece criticizing some of

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Mike Huckabee needs to think first.

Twice in the span of a week, Mike Huckabee has said some crazy things. First, Mike Huckabee criticized Natalie Portman’s pregnancy (then backtracked). Then he said that Obama spent his childhood in Kenya, and then backtracked when it was pointed out that he was wrong. Behavior that’s extremely problematic for someone who’s planning on running

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Boycotts, Gay Rights, Soapbox time?

Recently, a friend of mine posted that he was boycotting Chick-Fil-A for their direct involvement in groups supporting bans on gay marriage. I have been boycotting them since these allegations popped up. It’s saddened me that so many people say that they weren’t surprised, since Chick-Fil-A is closed on Sundays… but you know what? There

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