Gay Marriage


Why the George Takei “Blackface” Dust-up Costs More Than We Think
08 Jul 2015

Why the George Takei “Blackface” Dust-up Costs More Than We Think

Actor and activist George Takei got into hot water for his reaction to Justice Clarence Thomas’ remarks following the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling. Mr. Takei’s calling Justice Thomas a “Clown in black face” was disrespectful and over the top. But was his rage understandable? Here are Justice Thomas’ comments: “[H]uman dignity cannot be taken away by the government. Slaves did not lose their dignity...

Read More


Equality and the Destiny of Dissenters
27 Jun 2015

Equality and the Destiny of Dissenters

The joy many felt at the SCOTUS’ marriage equality ruling – and the beauty of more than a dozen landmarks that turned rainbow last night – was marred only by bizarre, diminishing comments from Justices Roberts, Scalia, Thomas and Alito. Their sour dissents were mirrored by some of the Republican Party powerful. Yet when even conservative CNN commentator S.E. Cupp makes an emotional plea for...

Read More


01 Apr 2015

Governor Pence’s RFRA Disaster Reveals Republican Dilemma in 2016

In one of the more dubious political moves in recent history, Governor Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act “in private,” flanked by several anti-gay lobbyists. Optics tell the story. That the outrage and backlash from Tech CEOs, business owners, sports personalities and grassroots protesters “shocked” Pence serves as a cautionary tale for Republicans running in 2016, some of whom seem to be living in...

Read More


02 Apr 2013

Does Our Nation’s Current Romance with Hillary Mean She Will Have an Easier Path in 2016?

Every week, another “Hillary: will she or won’t she” article erupts in the mainstream press.  If the amount of copy devoted to reading the tea leaves on Secretary Clinton’s 2016 ambitions were measured in decibels, the volume would be deafening, though we are years removed from the first primary.  CNN’s John King once said “the media suffers from a Hillary obsession.”  That much is true,...

Read More


26 Mar 2013

A Matter of Policy and of Law…

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments today and tomorrow on the matter of gay marriage, I am called to reflect upon Hillary Clinton’s words as she declared her endorsement of the rights of LGBT citizens to marry.  She said she “supported it personally and as a matter of policy and of law” in all fifty states.   I couldn’t agree more.  We are one nation,...

Read More