Monthly Archive: June 2013
I would never have thought to call myself a stay-at-home dad. First of all, to me that implies (fairly or unfairly, accurately or not) a man who takes care of his kids rather than working outside the home. I have a full-time job. However, one of the many things I loved about my current job and a major selling point when I took it was how very flexible my employer was about hours and working around his employees’ family needs. […]
Or: “Everyone’s a Little Irrational Sometimes.” Chief Justice Roberts’ dissent is in some ways the most interesting of the opinions in U.S. v Windsor. He didn’t believe the court had jurisdiction — a complicated...
These days, I probably write more posts about being a parent than anything else (aside from left-leaning wonks, of course). This is as it should be, since I spend a solid 30 hours/week caring...
Consider this: 1. The Supreme Court today ruled in its opinion holding DOMA unconstitutional that the states are entitled to decide their own marriage laws. Assume this is not a meaningless statement – a “bald, unreasoned disclaimer,” as Justice Scalia called it. (This may be asking much of those who recall the majority opinion author’s prior work in Lawrence and Romer, rich with such disclaimers.) 2. President Obama also acknowledged today that Americans’ views on marriage are based on “deeply […]
Despite having lived in New York City for several years by that point, I had never attended the Pride parade. The reasons why I hadn’t in any given year escape me now, along with all the other irrelevant details of my life. But that year I decided to go because the Supreme Court had just handed down its decision in Lawrence vs Texas, and I figured “If not this year, when?” Plus, I was getting over the demise of one […]
“Maybe nobody noticed!”