If asked to list the prevailing social debates in the United States, most people would start to list things like homosexual equality, healthcare, and education. While the United States is attempting find a solution for these issues that would be appropriate for all of its citizens, many other countries already have a comfortable fix for [...]
In February, I wrote about Michigan’s banning of domestic partner benefits for all public employees. This almost exclusively targeted gay public employees — teachers, university employees, and local government workers — because our state does not allow gay marriage. Well, for once in a long time, there might actually be some good news on the horizon for gay [...]
Michigan does not have a good record when it comes to protecting the rights of same-sex couples and the wider queer community. In fact, Michigan has only become more hostile towards same sex couples over the past few months.
Three years ago today, on MLK Day, I visited a museum display of artifacts and items from King’s life at the Michigan Union. In the collection were photographs, letters, pins, medals, awards, certificates, clothing, and other personal possessions. I set a trajectory toward the letter section and commenced reading. They were primarily correspondences he had [...]
As primaries approach to select the Republican candidate that will run against President Obama in 2012, many key players vying for that position are doing everything they can to publicize their viewpoints. One of those players, Michelle Bachmann, hosted a book signing for her autobiography recently. It went as most booksignings go: Bachmann sat behind [...]
It was recently reported that Georgia’s Shorter University asked their employees to sign a “Personal Lifestyle Statement” rejecting the idea of homosexuality, among many other things. Many employees are uncomfortable with this pledge, but may lose their jobs if they don’t sign it. Even a few students, although they are exempt from signing the pledge, have expressed skepticism towards a [...]