Normal Life is an essential, comprehensive work for trans activists. And for those outside the gender nonconforming community, Spade's work can be viewed as trans-law case study of a burgeoning social justice movement that has yet to take on the compromising hues of assimilation.
With the commander-in-chief on record as saying he believes DOMA is unconstitutional and refusing to defend it in court, why hasn't the Department of Defense proactively found a way to recognize same-sex spouses or domestic partners as dependents rather than spouses?
Commanders in the field are becoming increasingly uncomfortable with a two-tiered system of benefits and support for service members and their families. The colleagues of gay and lesbian military families are recognizing the inequalities and inherent unfairness of the status quo.
In a political era where a politician's views or votes on gay issues can flag a broader or narrower view of the world the rest of us live in, Senator Brown should be judged on the totality of the record, not on a single, no consequences vote.
Will Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts win re-election this November? Or will he be defeated by his Democratic rival, Elizabeth Warren? The answer, clearly, is "yes."
Ending DADT can be traced directly back to those extraordinary civil rights leaders who bravely fought discrimination and second-class citizenship. It's important to keep drawing these dots and making these connections. Let us not forget to remember.
Our troops are professional and do their jobs -- men and women, alike. Does Rick Santorum think we're not?
The conference is attracting major figures such as Elie Weisel partially because of its focus on the Holocaust, but the running conversation about the re-emergence of political activity that mimics Nazi ideology is an important one.
Even as the jobless rate continues to trend downward, a key GOP-leaning voting group that Obama performed unusually well with in 2008 -- active-duty soldiers and military veterans -- may be on the verge of abandoning him.
The United States and the world are facing critical decisions and continued turbulent times. This election will help determine our destiny and we need President Obama there for another four years.
In some ways, it seems like a really small thing. It was just a kiss. A G-rated kiss. The kind of kiss that most folks wouldn't pay much attention to if they walked past the embrace on a city block.
I would vote for Bachmann for her renowned knowledge of the Constitution, her familiarity with our Founding Fathers, her interpretation of the history of slavery, and for her commitment to the integration of Church and State.
In 2012 let's resolve that we will not be deterred in any way from ensuring civil rights for all people. We must pledge to continue to advocate, to write to our legislators, and to do all that we can to demand equal rights.
Just a few years ago, public opinion placed Christianity clearly in the "God vs. Gay" camp. The events of 2011 demonstrated a shift in profound and thrilling ways.