We will most likely not have a decision immediately, but next week, cases for a four states make their way to the Sixth Circuit Appeals where a three judge panel may end in a split decision backing state discrimination against same sex couples.
Terence Jeffrey has an op ed on The Patriot Post which is a perfect example of why the anti marriage equality movement continues to lose in court case after court case as well as in the general public opinion poll.
So I want to tell you about my cab ride from the airport to the hotel where I learned something about race, racism, and othering.
In a very real way, the performance is about five- or an infinite number of stories- rather than the four listed, and the audience becomes the performers. I marveled at watching the performance viewers become creators, printing and coloring as they enjoyed some food, drink and company
The fringe may be on the far-right or on the far-left, but the fringe is still outside the mainstream culture where the general premise is that all persons are treated with dignity and respect.
It is the religious status quo which has made LGBTQ Rights (because of Marriage Equality) the defining issue, and writers like Ball do a disservice by failing to recognize that.
We are faced over and over again with opportunities to ask what does it mean to be an LGBTQ community? As society changes the answer may change, and we need now as much as ever before to be doing the hard work to keep asking and sorting out the answers.
And from my perspective, the Mayor has shown by his statements following the incident and now today, that he is committed to doing things differently. This is good news for the residents of Pittsburgh! Thank you Mr Mayor!
Just received via Twitter the below announcement. This follows a tweet I sent regarding my blog post from yesterday which went to the Mayor. I’m looking forward to reading the announcement, and appreciate the Mayor’s efforts to do things differently than they have been done in the past.
The real questions to be answered surround the officer’s actions. Were they justified? Did he break any policy, rule or protocol? If he did not- how is the City going to assist the residents of Pittsburgh in understanding that, and if he did, what is the City going to do about it?