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Bolton Refuge House Fall Gala Speech

I was invited by Bolton Refuge House to be their keynote speaker at their annual Fall Gala. Bolton is the oldest domestic violence shelter in the state and is located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. They also provide services for sexual … Continue reading

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More than Benefits

Often when the subject of marriage equality comes up there is talk of the financial benefits of marriage, especially in America where everything is typically reduced to the bottom line of expenses and profits, where people often look most to … Continue reading

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Of Course

Last Friday afternoon Judge Barbara Crabb handed down a ruling that Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, opening the door for same-sex couples to start marrying in my home state of Wisconsin. Within a short time couples were gathering … Continue reading

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A Supreme Celebration

My thoughts are all over the place this morning due to the Supreme Court’s rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8. Mostly I’m thinking of how far we’ve come (and a bit about how far … Continue reading

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Fathers

My father died before I had forged any memories of him.  He was only 41 and it was just past my second birthday when he suffered a massive heart attack and passed away.  I grew up with a fear of … Continue reading

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Promises to Keep

(published by forwardseeking.com, 5/12/12) I do not need marriage to prove my love.  It is, already, life-lasting.  It is, already, eternal. For almost 21 years now my life partner, Brian, and I have shared our love without the sanctity of … Continue reading

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