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“Don’t divorce us”

Just in case you haven't seen this video yet: "Fidelity": Don't Divorce… from Courage Campaign on Vimeo. I don't usually use this blog as a space to urge people to sign petitions or take political action, but I'm making an exception. Because invalidating loving couples' marriages, breaking up the legal arrangements they've made to be […]

Inauguration link roundup

So where were you yesterday for President Obama's inauguration? I was at work, but we had a bunch of viewing rooms all over campus set aside for the occasion. I wound up in one of the library viewing rooms with several coworkers, commenting from time to time but mostly just sitting and watching history unfold. […]

Prop 8 and the country-club model of marriage

I've been debating whether to post anything about the passage of California's Proposition 8, the infamous "Hey, newly married gay couples? Guess what! We just revoked your legal spousal rights!" proposition. Much of what I want to say has been said elsewhere, and I'm starting to get tired of all political posts, all the time. […]

The day after the election

I'm still stunned, and mostly speechless, about the election results. For the first time in my life, the candidate I voted for won.* Which is a good feeling, but it pales in comparison to the sense of having helped make history. Tomorrow I'll get back to fretting about the enormity of the job that President-Elect […]

Election night special

I was awake at six this morning and at my polling place by just after seven. I'd been anticipating long lines, but things were only starting to get busy at that hour, and I was in and out in about ten minutes. (But apparently, something like 43% of eligible voters in New London had voted […]

Random bullets of National Coming Out Day

Hooray for the Connecticut Supreme Court! As you can probably imagine, I'm feeling pretty good about being in Connecticut right now. I hope this state doesn't become ground zero for Proposition 8: The East Coast Sequel. If it does, I may have to reawaken my long-dormant activist side.* I've been mostly resisting the impulse to […]

If the election were a Shakespeare play

I somehow missed Stephen Greenblatt’s guest appearance on The Colbert Report. But thanks to the magic of the internet, one can still watch it: I particularly like the Richard III moment at the end. (Via Riba Rambles.)

Freedom to Marry Week link roundup

It’s National Freedom to Marry Week. Here are some links from around the interwebs: From Salon’s Broadsheet: San Francisco county clerks demonstrate their support for same-sex marriage by issuing "Certificates of Inequality" that read: "I issue this Certificate of Inequality to you because your choice of marriage partner displeases some people whose displeasure is, apparently, […]

Election, librariana, offline weekend

I wish I had a dramatic election-day story, but mine was pretty anticlimactic: I went to my local polling place at 7:15 in the morning. There was already a line, but the poll workers said it had been longer at 7, when the doors opened. I cast my vote, jumped on the bus to Suburban […]

Probably superfluous PSA

Not that anybody reading this probably needs the reminder, but: Don’t forget to vote tomorrow! And if you need background information, Project Vote Smart is your friend. Now back to your regularly scheduled topics…