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December 21, 2018

This article first appeared on December 21, 2018 on Rewire.News.

“[W]e are here today because a specific worldview is being imposed upon me,” said West Point High School French teacher Peter Vlaming at a public hearing in early December. In fact, Vlaming was at the hear...

This article first appeared on December 19th, 2018 in Political Research Associates.

The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds), founded in 2002 in opposition to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) support for adoption by LGBTQ couples, was cited in one of sev...

This article first appeared on November 6, 2018, in Political Research Associates.

On November 6, Massachusetts voters will decide several ballot measures, including Question 3, which asks voters to overturn public accommodations protections in the Bay State based on ge...

This article first appeared on November 1, 2018 on Political Research Associates.

On October 21, The New York Times reported receiving information from the White House that details how the Trump Administration proposes to impose a multi-agency re-interpretation of “sex”...

October 28, 2018

This article originally appeared in on October 25th in Religion Dispatches.

As the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services faces harsh criticism for its proposed policy to redefine “sex,” another memo sits on the desk of HHS Secretary Alex Azar, one that would all...

September 26, 2018

This article originally appeared on September 24, 2018 in ReWire.News.

Gender ideology” took center stage at this weekend’s Values Voter Summit (VVS) in Washington, D.C. And side stage. And student mixer. In each instance, it was used as a handy catchall: Objecting to “...

September 7, 2018

This letter originally appeared in the American Scholar on September 4th, 2018.

Setting aside much of Sandra M. Gilbert’s problematic cover article in the summer issue, “In the Labyrinth of #MeToo”), I would like to focus on three paragraphs. In the middle of her piece,...

July 17, 2018

This article originally appeared on July 16th, 2018 in Rewire.

On Wednesday, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted to add an amendment to an appropriations bill that included a provision permitting licensed child-welfare agencies to discriminate on the basis of...

June 28, 2018

This article originally appeared on the front page of the Huffington Post on June 28, 2018 on .

I am going to speak ill of Justice Kennedy.

Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement announcement on Wednesday secured his legacy. By declaring his intention to leave the court on...

June 5, 2018

This article originally appeared on May 31, 2018 on Medium.

In a world in which no one is straight, and yet also in which everyone seems to be very straight, I give you permission this June to call yourself bisexual. You could also call yourself pansexual. Or fluid. Or...

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