Fear, Courage, & Edith Windsor

On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defined marriage as a union between one man and woman, was unconstitutional. The United States v. Windsor decision meant that legally married same-sex couples were entitled to the same federal benefits as their married heterosexual counterparts. The plaintiff in that case was…

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How Gay is “Too” Gay?

A few weeks ago, my girlfriend and I drove to Chicago to network with LGBT athletes and coaches and march in the Chicago Pride Parade with Outsports and Nike (my girlfriend is a college athlete, so this trip wasn’t as random as it seems). I thoroughly enjoyed meeting so many new people, hearing about their shared…

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Love Wins

On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that “The Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-State.”  In other words, “liberty…

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Babies and Boxes

I love babies.  Dear Lord, do I love babies.  I can’t worship, eat, or shop without seeing a small child and trying desperately to keep myself from running across the room and asking if I can hold the little one.  I follow more than four Instagram accounts solely because they have beautiful children who are…

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