I don't smile any more, however, since my piece is now used in US Courts.
It's 2015 and gays like myself are still here, still queer and people seem to be getting used to us. Sort of.
Some people find it hard to separate faith from patriotism, the Bible from the Constitution, and especially scripture from their own personal prejudices, so here is the updated condensed sermon for today's CINO (Christian In Name Only).
On one issue, though, there is a sizeable (and growing) bloc of voters who are not only cross-partisan but also so committed they could be called "single-issue voters." I'm speaking of the marijuana vote. And it could be up for grabs next year.
The worst thing to come out of Indiana is the boneheaded and hateful Religious Freedom Restoration Act; the best is my incredible, wonderful husband. Ironically, both have been good for my business.
While more states are recognizing same-sex couples' right to marry, there is still an enormous amount of work to be done to secure social justice for all. Ensuring that our families are recognized by the federal tax code is a queer issue. Updating our tax code must remain a key component of advancing freedom, equality, and justice for LGBTQ people.
In my 20s, candidate Obama was right for me. Now, in my 30s, candidate Clinton will get my vote.
It's finally here. You-know-who is going to do you-know what. You don't know? Take our latest Week to Week news quiz and find out. Here are some rand...
For years I'd written off my conservative sisters and brothers in Christ until I spent time with them and saw the humans behind the labels. It led me to empathize with them as people even if I didn't agree with them on issues.
For children like mine, politics have never been anything but deeply personal and compelling, something you throw yourself into, body and soul.
It's really pretty simple: "The victims of that discrimination should not be the ones to pay for the agency's mistake," said Gerald McIntyre, one of the Justice in Aging attorneys on the case.
Those who would use the cake cases to promote legislation allowing businesses to discriminate in the name of religion should be careful what they ask for.
One day soon, same sex couples won't have to play hopscotch with financial equality and inequality, but until then, good financial planning can help ensure you come out a winner.
When questioned about Ted Cruz's chances of reaching the White House, Hope said: "In the case of Cruz, cats, dogs, rabbits, hamsters, fish AND pigs will fly".
The harm these laws inflict won't necessarily materialize in litigation. Instead, it will foster, intensify and validate "a climate of the closet." In a climate in which religious values are publicly legitimized, gay people will deploy well-worn tactics of masking, hiding and secrecy.
It makes me squirm that we are still talking about this, that a straight woman is being asked to discuss whether or not her gay sisters and brothers should or should not be granted their basic civil rights.