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Monthly Archive: December 2012

Dec 07 2012

What Prop 8 and DOMA rulings from SCOTUS could mean

Today SCOTUS agreed to hear two of the gay marriage cases that had been submitted to them, and they were the two big ones — Proposition 8, California’s anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment, and DOMA, a law passed by Congress to prevent the federal government from granting federal benefits to those who are gay married. The …

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Dec 03 2012

Racism, homophobia, and how I lost my dad last week

I’m sorry to be doing this over the phone, your father has forbidden me from seeing you in person.  I’m sorry, he just cannot support your lifestyle anymore, he will not be speaking to you again, he asked me to tell you. That was my stepmother, the day after Thanksgiving, the day after she discovered …

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Dec 02 2012

Responding

Brief post today, as I write a not-so-brief paper and study for finals.  I’ve been writing a lot about what not to do with respect to mental illness disclosure, so this quote from Jesse on how to respond when a friend shares, is a useful counterpoint. So the best thing to say forever and always (no …

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Dec 01 2012

Behold, Brute Reason!

Blogging with coffee (for me) and energy drinks (for Miriam) at 2 a.m.

There’s a new blogger on Freethought Blogs. A month ago I got a text message in all caps from Miriam, head blogger extraordinaire at Brute Reason. (Text messages from Miriam are almost always in all caps.) This one said: KATE. THEY ASKED ME. What followed was ten minutes of me leaping about and shrieking on …

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