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Archive for the ‘Gays and Society’ Category

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

February 15, 2011

Think of Tina Turner’s hit song: “What’s love, what’s love, got-to-do, got-to-do with it…” Cometh Valentine’s Day, and storefronts are sick with every shade of red. Gosh, we’re a loving people. You can tell from our music, literature, rhetoric and scriptures. We sing and rhapodize about it, and look for it in all the wrong […]

“Don’t Tell” the Marines

December 10, 2010

The military and war are personal legacies, my father’s entire family having fought for the Mexican Revolution, a civil war three times as long as ours. There, the Rebels won. My maternal grandfather fought in our Civil War, but was a Rebel in a losing cause. Had that Yankee bullet at Shiloh been a bit […]

Rise of the Bathroom Police

April 25, 2010

[Massachusetts still is wrangling with a notorious bill that brings out all self-appointed guardians of morality. If you’ve noticed its head having been raised again in the news, read this post from last year for helpful background. Then ask yourself: when are we ever going to stop doing what we do to people we don’t […]

Don’t Ask: It’s Nobody’s Business

February 12, 2010

How ridiculous is this “Don’t ask, don’t tell” business? Where are we, on the dark side of the moon? Do I have a problem with whoever is willing to fight for our country, putting self in harm’s way and risking death, though they may never even know you or me? No, I don’t. So whose […]

His Marriage Offends Me

February 7, 2010

I mean knucklehead New Hampshire state Rep Jordan Ulery, and another of his kind, Rep. David Bates, who deem themselves on the side of the Lord in matters marital. Both are banging drums, waving flags and collecting signatures from the politically dull-witted to challenge the Granite State’s gay marriage law. Hence, signers and pols are […]