Wednesday, May 15, 2013
It’s been a happy week in Minnesota, at least for most of us. After narrowly defeating an amendment to the state constitution that would restrict the definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman, and taking control of the legislature away from the Republicans who proposed it, the state took a 180-degree turn. Yesterday, Gov. Mark Dayton (no relation to my roommate) signed a law making same-sex marriage legal in Minnesota, ending a struggle that began in 1970 when local activist Jack Baker, pretty much the father of the gay rights movement in Minnesota, unsuccessfully sued the state for refusing to grant him and his same-sex marriage license.
Of course, there’s a whole lot of butt-hurt …
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
I think I’ve reached the point in my cancer treatment where it’s starting to suck. I’m still feeling a little toxic from my second round of fluorouracil and the radiation burns are starting to become quite painful. Excruciating is more like it. Right now I don’t feel it because I’m adequately doped up on oxycodone.
Today was just a bad day. I didn’t sleep well last night because I was in so much pain, and I’m still a little wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey after the switch to Daylight Savings Time. Dr. Haley could tell; I wasn’t the me he’s gotten used to since I started seeing him. I’m down almost ten pounds since last week (not good!) and pain makes me cranky. …
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has set its sights on Minnesota, doubling down after the stinging defeat they were handed in the last election. Minnesota voters not only said a resounding “NO” to a constitutional amendment limiting the definition of marriage to one man/one woman, they took control of the state legislature away from the republicans and handed it – and the governor’s office – back to the Democrats.
Legislation is now being considered by the legislature to legalize same-sex marriage here in Minnesota. Given that the Democrats (actually, in Minnesota they’re called Democrat-Farm-Labor or DFL) control the legislature, it will probably pass, and our DFL Governor, Mark Dayton, will in all likelihood sign it. (He’s a good …
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