Archive for the ‘365gay column’ Category

Should We Boycott Straight Weddings?

May 26th, 2011 No comments

This issue has lately gotten a great deal of press. My take on it is here. It might surprise you. Hint: It’s important to separate the symbolic, commitment part of marriage from the legal incidents of it.

What Do Two Issues Have in Common?

May 19th, 2011 No comments

Not much, although you’d never know it by the way the right tries to conflate abortion and gay rights. We shouldn’t let them get away with it, as I explain here.

Arrested Development in Tennessee*

May 12th, 2011 No comments

(*Sorry, I couldn’t help thinking of that old-school hip hop song.)

This week’s 365gay column discusses the threatened “don’t say gay” bill in Tennessee, which would permit the discussion of only one kind of sexuality (guess which one?)  in all public schools except at the high school level. I address the issue from a number of perspectives: constitutional; public health; basic safety.

Should King and Spalding Have Withdrawn from the DOMA Case?

May 5th, 2011 No comments

Adopt those Kids! But Stay “Legal Strangers” to Each Other!

April 14th, 2011 No comments

In this week’s 365gay column, I plumb a great mystery: Why do most states allow same-sex couples to adopt kids, but not to marry each other? Do we “forget” to keep caring about the best interest of the child?

They (NOM) Took the Words Right out of my Mouth

April 7th, 2011 No comments

…and twisted them to their own evil purposes. And then they (the National Organization for Marriage) refused to post my comment that would have led back to my original column, so readers might compare for themselves.

Not OK. The whole sad mess is chronicled in this week’s 365gay column.

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That Other Marriage Debate

March 31st, 2011 No comments

Marriage equality is often at the top of the LGBT rights check-list.

But what about the inequality inherent in the super-privileged status we accord marriage in the first place? This week’s 365gay column explores that very question.

The Hidden Costs of Inequality

March 17th, 2011 No comments

In today’s column over at, I look at what inequality does to those who are in power.

If nothing else, take a look at the short but powerful video from a couple that really can’t afford to wait until the state gets around to letting them marry. One has Altzheimer’s disease.

Westboro Baptist “Church” and the Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

March 10th, 2011 No comments

I take the case apart, and look more deeply at the tort aspects, here:

Already the comments are coming in over at I didn’t expect this to be an easy one….

Facebook Face-Off

March 3rd, 2011 No comments

In today’s column, I look at the new relationship statuses that Facebook allows, and wonder about the divide between our legal, social, and political selves.

“It’s complicated.”

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