Politics

A Path Forward For Unions

Today’s announcement that Justice Kennedy is retiring overshadowed one of the Supreme Court’s final decisions of the term, Janus v. AFSCME. The Court in Janus held that requiring non-members of public sector unions to pay their “fair share” of dues to pay for collective bargaining violates the First Amendment. The decision was not a surprise; this decision was …

Replacing Queerspawn

Earlier this month, I wrote about the word queerspawn, and what I thought about it. I’m working on a replacement name for the offspring of gays and lesbians that doesn’t conjure infection or insects (“spawn”). Although I’ve only seen the word used affectionately by COLAGs (not a good replacement, I’ve decided), it reminded at least two …