WHY EQUALITY MATTERS

“… Pond, Langbehn’s partner for nearly 18 years, was stricken in Miami with a brain aneurysm and died. Langbehn, a social worker, said officials at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital did not recognize her or their jointly adopted children as part of Pond’s family… Langbehn said she was informed that they were in an ‘anti-gay state’ and that they needed legal paperwork before Langbehn could see Pond.”

The Olympian, of Olympia, Washington, June 17, 2007

SEX ED – THE WINNING VIDEO

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SHACK UP

Will Galway: ‘You and Charles are already doing your part. This is from the December 4 Quote of the Day that appeared in the online Wall Street Journal‘s Morning Brief:’

“Turning on the light uses the same energy whether there are two people or four people in the room. If you don’t want to get remarried, maybe move in with somebody you like,” Jianguo Liu, an ecologist at Michigan State University and author of a study finding that divorce hurts the environment, tells the Los Angeles Times. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science, found that the resource inefficiency of divorced households resulted in an extra 73 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity use in the U.S. in 2005 – about 7% of total home use – in turn spewing more carbon dioxide into the air and exacerbating global warming. Other potential solutions, the Times reports, include polygamy, communal living or roommates. “I’m just a scientist trying to present the facts,” said Mr. Liu. “I’m not promoting one way or another.”

 

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