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Senator Portman

Cost Cutting in Congress Faces Fossil Fuel Obstructionism

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

These bipartisan bills in the House and the Senate are must-pass bills, if primarily for the return on investment. To fail this opportunity is to pass on serious financial returns and it is a pass on a healthier environment for the American people. We cannot fail. The time for bipartisanship is now.

Lawrence v. Texas: When LGBT Americans Became Recognized as Second Class Citizens

Ariel Wengroff | Posted 06.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Ariel Wengroff

While there's no argument that progress is being made, many argue that the parameters around LGBT discrimination, particularly gender identity, are still unclear.

Walk in the Shoes of Another and Watch Extreme Views Soften

Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D. ABPP | Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D. ABPP

It is clearly easier to judge others and stand on a platform and proclaim to know the absolute truth not only for yourself but for others as well. Then when we are confronted with an opportunity to walk in the shoes of another, it suddenly seems more complicated.

The Unexpected Power of Coming Out

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

When Senator Portman's son came out, it became a living, breathing example of the butterfly effect. When we tell the truth about ourselves and our lives, it doesn't just affect us and those we tell. It ripples outward, and contributes to the tsunami of social change we are witnessing.