Ever notice the big gay loophole in the Civil Rights Act? It's great that we just won marriage -- but in most states you can still be fired, or kicked out of your home, or refused basic services on the basis of who you love or the gender you express.
When you think of Southern Indiana, do images of sweeping plains, dotted with picturesque farms come to mind? Yeah, me too. The last thing I expected to find was an ornate, turn-of-the-century European-style resort, an over-the-top historic hotel or an adrenaline-laced adventure park.
The crux of the problem when it comes to reporting unclaimed property: It's impossible to be guarded and careful about something you don't even know exists, and of course it's much easier to steal something if you know that it does.
"I usually don't f**k with the internet, but Nate, Zoe, Danez, and Gabe are on to something. Reading Beale Street Talks is my favorite way to spend an afternoon." - James Baldwin, 1968
The iconic round red carpet sat before an immense fish tank setting the stage for "Changing Currents", TEDxBerkleeValencia held at the Oceanogràfic...
In recent years, Indiana has become a "red state" disaster area for labor, one of several in the Midwest that used to be more "blue." The hostile environment for public employee unions has now enveloped unionized workers in manufacturing and the building trades.
Being gay isn't something you choose, but you do face choices about whether and how to discuss it. I was well into adulthood before I was prepared to acknowledge the simple fact that I am gay. It took years of struggle for me to recognize that it's just a fact of life, like having brown hair.
For the many students who sit in Spanish, French, or German class every day and resent having to memorize vocabulary words and learn new grammar rules, the change initially seems like a positive one.
After five years of stall tactics and changing the rules to whatever suits him, Senator Ron Johnson long ago forfeited whatever deference he feels he is owed. The president has a list of names and he should act, selecting the nominee who will best protect the rights of everyday people in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.
From the air, the Midwest looks like a checkerboard, with squares of cornfields, pastures, and farms spread across a perfectly flat landscape. But from the ground, it can be an outside-the-box experience.
The National Organization for Marriage has just published a new blog post in which the anti-gay group reveals its plans for 2016. Strangely enough, none of those plans include the most likely scenario: that the organization will cease to exist.
You don't like gay marriage? Fine. Don't get gay-married. But if you want to have a business and operate in the public sphere, then you've got to treat all your fellow citizens equally. Even better would be to treat each of them as you would wish to be treated. That's a rule that should sound familiar to someone as knowledgeable of the New Testament as Bobby Jindal.
Just weeks ago no Southern state had ever legalized syringe exchange. Not only that, but most of the Bible belt looked years or even decades away fr...
The Supreme Court decision, when it happens later this year, is quite likely going to set off an argument within the Republican Party -- or, at the very least, that subset of the party who are running for president.
As the nation watches the Indiana battle between religious freedom and discrimination against same sex couples, there is another, little known civil rights battle playing out in the Hoosier state.
Abortion transgresses three "feminine" ideals: That female sexuality should only be for the purposes of procreation; the inevitability of motherhood; and that women are inherently and instinctively nurturing.