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It is an unalloyed joy that marriage equality is spreading across North America. I know how this subject personally touches many contributors and commenters to this blog, and I revel in the joy they are expressing. Greater still is the ten years worth of evidence that Canada can offer demonstrating that marriage equality destroys neither…

Antonin Scalia is either a fool or a liar

Scalia: “I take no position on whether it’s harmful or not, but it’s certainly true there is no answer to that scientific question…” — Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) March 26, 2013 This is why the support of the American Academy of Pediatrics matters. When Justice Scalia spouts balderdash like that Tweeted above with regard to…

If you happen to live in Maine (or Washington, Maryland or Minnesota)

A little over a week ago, we went to visit the Better Half’s family.  It was one of our niece’s birthday, and all of the various cousins were assembled.  As is his wont, the Critter tore around like a madman outside and generally behaved like the rambunctious 3-year-old he is.  That is, up until the…

Do Gay Rights Hurt Democrats?

In Jason’s post on DADT’s repeal, he noted: One thing that history won’t remember, but that will certainly be true, is that the Democrats chose the single moment in all the possible permutations of the election cycle when it would cost them the very least — when an election has just been held, when it…

Children…

Nattavudh Powdthavee is completely off the mark.  Having children is not like winning the lottery.  The happiness we experience from our children is lasting, constant, omnipresent, and far deeper than any material gain.  It is also hard, and frustrating, and the most tiring experience of my life, which makes it all that much more meaningful.