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SCOTUS Decision on Marriage Equality Does Not Address The Underlying Issue of Economic Inequality (Alan Jay Richard)

This past weekend my Facebook and Twitter feeds were awash with rainbow colors and expressions of patriotic love for the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).

The Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges granting “marriage equality” to same sex couples coincided with Pride weekend in many places, including Houston, Texas, where I have lived a good part of my life. My straight friends were particularly effusive in their expressions of joy on my behalf, as if Obergefell v Hodges were the decisive moment when people like myself finally achieved equality.

It was as if this moment were marked somehow out as sacred.

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Beyond Affordable Care

On June 30, 2012 the Supreme Court of the United States reasserted a long standing basic principle of the social contract: that the government has the authority and responsibility to broadly gather resources in order to provide for the common welfare of citizens. The notion that all persons deserve access […]

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