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Monthly Archive: June 2013

Jun 26 2013

How Scalia predicted marriage equality 10 years ago

In light of today’s ruling, it’s important to note that Scalia himself predicted marriage equality all the way back in 2003 when they made the decision to make sodomy legal. It should be noted that, now that California is included, full state and federal marriage equality is now in 13 states, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, …

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Jun 26 2013

Partial Victory in Prop 8 and DOMA – Early Analysis

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My predictions have turned out to be correct — gay marriage will now be federally recognized and legal in California, but not universally legalized. DOMA IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL at least partly thanks to equal protection and not just states rights, that’s a big victory.  The opinion is here.  This is huge news for immigration and taxes …

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Jun 25 2013

RSS to my Podcast!

Look at that fancy iTunes

The podcast is an edited down version of the youtube show.  First episode is up, it’s submitted to iTunes but not in their directory yet.  Add it to your iTunes — it is fancy with chapters and everything.  Aw yeah. http://ashleyfmiller.libsyn.com/rss You can, of course, still watch the unedited video version at YouTube:

Jun 24 2013

Tonight at 7pm EST – The Ashley F Miller Show

Tonight, join me, Dan Fincke from Camels with Hammers, and Mavaddat Javid, who has a Tumblr here. Topics: Politics: SCOTUS and Prop 8 Media: documentaries “The New Black” and “American Revolutionary” Guest Choice: Prostitution issues   After the discussion that the three of us have, I’m hoping to include anyone else who would like to …

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Jun 24 2013

Monday Miscellany

Debating race and inequality is….messy. Chana needs a better science-religion Venn diagram. I can’t figure out which part to quote, so you should read the whole thing. Here’s a nifty pull quote from David Silverman, interviewed at Netroots Nation: But really when we’re talking about how we’re dealing with this, it’s hard because atheism is …

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Jun 20 2013

Proposed: That We’d Just Be Better Off If We Forgot About That Flying Spaghetti Monster Stuff

Move over, Noodliness.

I floated this post idea on Twitter and everyone told me to write it, so if this goes badly, I think I can just blame it on them, right? That’s how it works? It’s not that the original Flying Spaghetti Monster wasn’t a useful allegory–in fact, it was a hilarious allegory with enough snark to …

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Jun 19 2013

The Non-Religious Patriarchy: Why Losing Religion HAS NOT Meant Losing White Male Dominance (excerpt)

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Now available through Wiley Online! This is not my first academic publication, but it is my first journal article, so I am very excited!  Here’s an excerpt: Beyond this, the atheist movement fails to address or analyze the problem in meaningful ways. Within the critiques of organized religion, there is “little analysis of the relationship …

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Jun 18 2013

The not even a non-apology apology

Most of my criticism of Ron Lindsay and, by extension, the CFI, has been about terrible communication in response to an initial mis-step.  Ron Lindsay had the good sense to apologize for writing a nasty blog post about Rebecca Watson, though he continued to be quite adversarial in tone, even in the apology. In the world of …

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Jun 17 2013

Monday Miscellany: Chronic Pain, Brains, & Beauty

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My partner graduated yesterday! I was in a different state! I might be a bad girlfriend! I use exclamation points a lot! But it’s Monday, so I’m a little more caffeinated and a little less exclamatory…so click some links! Can we diagnose mood disorders via brain scans? Man, I wish we could. Luckily, it looks …

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Jun 14 2013

Road Tripping through New England

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This weekend and into next week, I am taking a road trip through New England to see a lot of states that I’ve never been to.  I’m very excited because this trip is going to bring me into the 40s on my list of states that I’ve been to.  And also because I am going …

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