The “Personal” Election


By Tom Butts It’s hard to explain, but the 2012 Election seems to have a high level of emotion in it.  My own included. I can’t remember when I’ve been so passionate and raw about a general election.  Maybe it’s because the election has really taken place over a two-year period.  Maybe it’s because in […]


Slowly But Surely the Walls of Prejudice Are Beginning to Crumble


By: Tom Butts A key part of the law banning federal recognition of same-sex marriage (DOMA) was struck down as unconstitutional by a U.S. appeals court Thursday. We’ve heard a few decisions regarding this matter; the reason this one stands out to me is that it’s the second court to make the same decision but […]


The First Gay President


By: Tom Butts Okay, let’s start off with a true statement.  When I heard President Obama had said he favors Same-Sex Marriage or as I prefer to say “Marriage Equality”, I was touched…okay, I got teary-eyed.  It’s powerful to hear your President validate something so personal.  I’ve been with my husband for over 10 years and it’s nice […]


Remaining: 961


By: Tom Butts That number could be looked at a few ways; it could be seen as how many more remaining delegates there are in the Republican Primary.  It could also be seen as a countdown clock as to how much more time we have until we see the “ugliest” Presidential Election in years. It seems […]


Catholic Church and Gay Marriage

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By: Tom Butts   I’m going to have to agree to disagree on this editorial: Catholic Church right to give voters a say in defining marriage. There are so many things wrong with that sentence.  Let’s start with the whole separation of church and state.  Much like England and a good chunk of Europe, […]