Let’s Do This Already; I’m Getting Exhausted

Have you seen Abraham Lincoln/Illinois Outline/Marriage Equality pictures on Facebook recently? That’s because the Illinois General Assembly holds its first “veto session” next week: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday (Oct. 22-24). That means we have yet another chance to finally allow same-sex couples to marry. You’ll likely be hearing a lot about this in the next fewContinue reading “Let’s Do This Already; I’m Getting Exhausted”

Popes, Wives, & Democrats…Oh My

Just like Rio de Janiero stole our 2016 Summer Olympics, it looks like another South American country (damn Argentina!) has swiped our chance at the first American Pope.  This week the archbishop (“really big bishop”) of Buenos Aires was magically transformed into Pope Francis I (do we even use I or do the numbers startContinue reading “Popes, Wives, & Democrats…Oh My”

Let’s Win This

“We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts transform the world.” My dear family & friends- I spent the first twenty years of my life berating myself over whether I should keep quiet about my sexual orientation.  What would people think?  Would I be ridiculed?Continue reading “Let’s Win This”

IL Civil Unions Update

***Update: As expected, the bill passed the committee and will reach the House floor.*** ***Update x 2: The bill passed 4-3 along party lines.  Sigh.  GOP, preventing this is not conservative policy.***   Correction: I discussed the marriage bill filed by Rep. Harris a few weeks ago and wondered what had happened to the civilContinue reading “IL Civil Unions Update”