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On Marriage and Equality

It was the late 1970s and I was struggling with my identity. I knew I was gay but I didn’t know how I could be gay. The Stonewall Rebellion, considered the watershed event of the modern gay rights movement, was not even … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Madison Mayor Paul Soglin

Dear Mayor Soglin, Let me start with a simple question: Who are you? What happened to the Paul Soglin I thought I knew? You just vetoed a unanimously passed amendment that would have added Madison’s homeless population as a protected … Continue reading

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The Dennis Hastert Truth in Sentencing Act

From Matthew 23:  Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: 2 “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. 3 So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do … Continue reading

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Ryan vs. Huebsch

More than four years ago thousands upon thousands of protesters descended upon Wisconsin’s Capitol to protest Scott Walker’s attack on public employee unions, among other things that were in his “budget repair bill”. Please note that despite media insistence it … Continue reading

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My Cousin is a Duck, and I Am Loved

Some days when I visit my mother she thinks I’m her brother or someone else. Most of the time she knows who I am, but not always. Going to visit can be saddening or it can bring me joy–I never … Continue reading

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On the Josh Duggar Case

The Josh Duggar case has once again brought the issue of child sex abuse to the forefront of America’s consciousness. It will likely stay there for a couple weeks until the next hot story comes along and then it will … Continue reading

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A Sun-Filled Garden

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”–Oscar Wilde Today the island nation of my ancestors made history by becoming the first country in the world to legalize same-sex … Continue reading

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