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Tradition Does Not Equal Justice

Tradition. The word just seems to jump out from the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decision (Nos. 14-1341/ 3057/ 3464/ 5291/ 5297/ 5818) against marriage equality.Again and again, Judge Jeffrey Sutton ignores the clear words of the 14th Amendment and invokes tradition to uphold the states of Michigan,…See More
Nov 8, 2014
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Equal Love

by Mary GriggsDespite Randy Thompson’s recent declaration that “Valentine’s Day is only for one man and one woman,” the LGBTQ community should not feel excluded from this day.According to one legend, in 269, the Roman Emperor Claudius II prohibited marriage for young men, declaring that bachelors made better soldiers. Ignoring the ruling, Valentine secretly continued to perform marriage ceremonies.…See More
Feb 14, 2014
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ENDA and Lifestyle Based Conduct

 I was interviewed on Monday in regards to the historic vote in the Senate on an inclusive ENDA bill which moved forward with strong bi-partisan support (although every single vote against it was Republican). The resulting article has just a single phrase from my discussion with the reporter from the Times-Picayune (read it here: …See More
Nov 7, 2013
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Enders Game and Pride

I read Enders Game when it came out during high school and really enjoyed it. I mean, what young person wouldn’t – it is the story of a kid, selected from everyone else for specialized training because he was smart, who survives school bullying and goes on to save the planet! All the special little snowflakes who didn’t really fit in at school, found a bit of wish fulfillment in those pages that we, too, would be…See More
Oct 20, 2013
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9th Annual GCLS Literary Conference plus Goldies

The 9th Annual Golden Crown Literary Society Literary Conference is pretty much over and it has been a wonderful experience.The Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) is an educational organization whose mission is for the enjoyment, discussion, and enhancement of lesbian literature and…See More
Jun 30, 2013
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Jun 26, 2013
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Jun 3, 2013
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Blog Against Homophobia and Transphobia

(c) by Mary GriggsI want to blog about privilege today. By that I mean the unearned advantage, power or entitlement conferred by membership in the dominant group. For example, some of us receive age advantages, ethnic advantages, physical ability advantages, as well as advantages related to nationality and religion.These benefits are often times invisible to us. From my own life, I was taught to recognize…See More
May 24, 2013
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Blog Against Homophobia and Transphobia

(c) by Mary GriggsI want to blog about privilege today. By that I mean the unearned advantage, power or entitlement conferred by membership in the dominant group. For example, some of us receive age advantages, ethnic advantages, physical ability advantages, as well as advantages related to nationality and religion.These benefits are often times invisible to us. From my own life, I was taught to recognize…See More
May 17, 2013
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Sitting Through The Lies

(c) by Mary Griggs Most of us, even masochists, surround ourselves with people who respect us and support us. Not all of them will be like-minded but they will, generally, not denigrate us to our faces.That’s why it can be such a shock to hear the voices of our enemies, as they spout lies in their testimony against laws that would protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender non-conforming…See More
May 7, 2013
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Sitting Through The Lies

(c) by Mary Griggs Most of us, even masochists, surround ourselves with people who respect us and support us. Not all of them will be like-minded but they will, generally, not denigrate us to our faces.That’s why it can be such a shock to hear the voices of our enemies, as they spout lies in their testimony against laws that would protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender non-conforming…See More
May 6, 2013
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Reframing Religious Liberty

(c) by Mary Griggs We have seen in the debates about the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act to the fights for marriage equality a reframing of the term ‘religious liberty.’Religious liberty is an idea essential to America. It even predates the foundation of our Republic as religious persecution was the reason so many of our forbearers left the Old World.In order to accommodate…See More
Mar 29, 2013
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Separate Is Not Equal

by Mary GriggsI'm an Army brat and I well know the myriad of benefits that came with being a dependent. There was  housing on post that really helped when living in places with high real estate prices or in foreign lands, a travel allowance that included all our stuff when traveling to and from duty stations, medical care for my numerous soccer injuries and runny noses, the commissary for groceries to feed us…See More
Jan 23, 2013
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Jan 8, 2013
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Justice Delayed, No Longer Denied

One little known aspect of the policy against “homosexuality” for the US military was that service members who were discharged for being gay or lesbian, had their separation pay cut in half. The policy, which was not part of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” statute was, therefore, not changed with the law was repealed. Laura Schauer Ives, managing attorney for the ACLU of New Mexico, rightly called this a “double dose of…See More
Jan 8, 2013
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Enough

Twenty seven dead in a elementary school in Connecticut with twenty-two of them children between the ages of five and ten sure puts your day in perspective, doesn't it? That 18-wheeler going below the speed limit in the passing lane on Highway 90 at 6 o'clock this morning? Those crowds I had to battle at three different malls? That unopened 2L bottle of vodka I smashed on the driveway? On most…See More
Dec 14, 2012

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Who are you? (Creative answers encouraged!)
Chair, LGBT Community Center of New Orleans
Co-Chair, The Community Coalition of Greater New Orleans
Vice-president, Golden Crown Literary Society
Member, Forum For Equality Louisiana
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Reading, writing and subverting the dominant paradigm.

Marygriggs's Blog

Tradition Does Not Equal Justice

Posted on November 8, 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

tradition definition Tradition. The word just seems to jump out from the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decision (Nos. 14-1341/ 3057/ 3464/ 5291/ 5297/ 5818) against marriage equality.

Again and again, Judge Jeffrey Sutton ignores the clear words of the 14th Amendment and invokes tradition to…

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Equal Love

Posted on February 14, 2014 at 11:55am 0 Comments

by Mary Griggs

Despite Randy Thompson’s recent declaration that “Valentine’s Day is only for one man and one woman,” the LGBTQ community should not feel excluded from this day.

According to one legend, in 269, the Roman Emperor Claudius II prohibited marriage for young men, declaring that bachelors made better soldiers. Ignoring the ruling, Valentine secretly…

Continue

ENDA and Lifestyle Based Conduct

Posted on November 7, 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

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I was interviewed on Monday in regards to the historic vote in the Senate on an inclusive ENDA bill which moved forward with strong bi-partisan support (although every single vote against it was Republican).

 

The resulting article has just a single phrase from my discussion with the reporter from the Times-Picayune (read it here: …

Continue

Enders Game and Pride

Posted on October 20, 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

orson scott card I read Enders Game when it came out during high school and really enjoyed it. I mean, what young person wouldn’t – it is the story of a kid, selected from everyone else for specialized training because he was smart, who survives school bullying and goes on to save the planet! All the special little snowflakes who didn’t really fit in at school, found a bit of wish fulfillment in those pages that we,…

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