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Philip Chandler (philipcfromnyc)

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  • President Trump's First 100 Days
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    President Trump's First 100 Days

    18 months ago

    This is a brief description of President Trump's first 100 days in office, and an analysis of the extent to which Trump has fulfilled the promises he made during his presidential campaign.

  • Gay Marriage Reaches the Deep South (Alabama)
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    Gay Marriage Reaches the Deep South (Alabama)

    3 years ago

    Gay marriage reached the state of Alabama in early February 2015 as a direct result of a ruling by US District Court Judge Callie V. Granade -- a George W. Bush appointee...

  • Gay Marriage (Same Sex Marriage) Gains Ground in America
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    Gay Marriage (Same Sex Marriage) Gains Ground in America

    4 years ago

    Within the past few weeks, gay marriage has advanced across America at speeds not anticipated by the most optimistic gay rights activists. This article explores recent federal court rulings...

  • Gay Marriage in America -- A Comparison between 2003 and 2014
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    Gay Marriage in America -- A Comparison between 2003 and 2014

    4 years ago

    This is a brief article describing the extraordinary progress made by gay men and lesbians in the ongoing quest for marriage equality throughout the USA.

  • The Repeal of DADT, DOMA, and the impact of Gay Marriage
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    The Repeal of DADT, DOMA, and the impact of Gay Marriage

    4 years ago

    This hub describes the impact of two major gay rights cases decided by the US Supreme Court in 2013, and the ripple effect that these decisions have had on the status quo. A total of 18 states now...

  • The Louder They Condemn it, the More They Want it...
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    The Louder They Condemn it, the More They Want it...

    8 years ago

    Professor George Rekers WRITTEN ON 7 MAY 2010 Professor George Rekers is a professor of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioural Science Emeritus at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He holds a Ph.D. in human developmental psychology...

  • Gay Hospital Visitation Rights and Right Wing Reactions
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    Gay Hospital Visitation Rights and Right Wing Reactions

    3 years ago

    Reactions to the Executive Order signed by President Obama on April 15, 2010, granting gay hospital patients the right to visitation by their gay spouses.

  • The Importance of Written Constitutions
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    The Importance of Written Constitutions

    9 years ago

    Recent Photo of the Author... THE IMPORTANCE OF WRITTEN CONSTITUTIONS TO GAY PEOPLE One of the greatest strengths of the American system of government lies in its reliance on a written Constitution, the provisions of which describe the...

  • Safe and Effective HPV Prevention -- Science Versus Right Wing Ideology
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    Safe and Effective HPV Prevention -- Science Versus Right Wing Ideology

    5 years ago

    [ This article was written on 16 July 2009 ] Safe and Effective HPV Prevention – Science Versus Right Wing Ideology The term “Human Papillomavirus” (HPV) actually refers to about 130 strains of related viruses, all of which can infect the...

  • Reconciliation Between Tradd St. Croix and Will McLean
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    Reconciliation Between Tradd St. Croix and Will McLean

    9 years ago

    THIS IS A WORK OF FICTION, BASED ON THE CHARACTERS OF WILL MCLEAN AND TRADD ST. CROIX IN PAT CONROY'S MASTERPIECE, THE LORDS OF DISCIPLINE He had moved west within two years of graduating. It was, he had told his father, to start a new business -...

  • Jason Bourne and Neski's Daughter
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    Jason Bourne and Neski's Daughter

    4 years ago

    Alina was tired, and cold, and sad. She had moved from her old apartment to the Orannyi Projects – a bleak pair of concrete and glass egg-crates on the other side of Moscow – four years ago, no longer able to afford the rent that her father...

  • ECHELON -- The Spy System That Knows Everything
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    ECHELON -- The Spy System That Knows Everything

    5 years ago

    Few people are aware of the existence of a massive, clandestine spy network (or signals intelligence collection system), shared by five western nations, that is capable of intercepting and inspecting the content of all telephone calls, fax...

  • British Democracy in the Gutter
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    British Democracy in the Gutter

    4 years ago

    This article describes the shambles into which the British Houses of Parliament have sunk following the exposition of gross spending irregularities and outright fraud by Members of Parliament.

  • Gay Marriage Gains Ground in America
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    Gay Marriage Gains Ground in America

    4 years ago

    Since the US Supreme Court handed down United States v. Windsor, 570 U.S. 12 (2013), there has been a cascade of federal and state court opinions striking down state prohibitions of gay marriage...

  • Justice at Last -- Gay Equality in America
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    Justice at Last -- Gay Equality in America

    9 years ago

    Gay Equality, the Right to Privacy, and Substantive Due Process Introduction: Lawrence v. Texas and Bowers v. Hardwick Many gay people continue to celebrate the US Supreme Court decision handed down on June 26, 2003, holding that all state...

  • Gay Americans and the US Supreme Court
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    Gay Americans and the US Supreme Court

    8 years ago

      THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN ON SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2007 HOMOPHOBIA AND OUR HIGHEST COURTS OF LAW Anti-gay bigotry seems more firmly entrenched than ever when reviewing message boards dedicated to discussions of religion, faith, and morality. I...

  • What a Fool Believes
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    What a Fool Believes

    4 years ago

    THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN ON Wednesday, March 28, 2007 and updated on Sunday, May 17, 2009 In early September 2006, South Africa's Minister of Health, Dr. Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, was met with boos and hoots of derision at the International...

  • Indiana Disgraces America (Homophobia)
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    Indiana Disgraces America (Homophobia)

    9 years ago

      THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN ON Monday, April 23, 2007   Yet again, the US has embarrassed itself -- this time, in response to an article written by a sophomore at Woodlan Junior-Senior High School, in one of the most morally backward parts of...

  • Gay Americans and the Federal Hate Crimes Act
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    Gay Americans and the Federal Hate Crimes Act

    9 years ago

      I have read all kinds of rubbish over the years, but the conservative whining about the proposed Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 takes the cake. Contrary to the tripe that I have read so many times, not all crimes are...

  • The Supreme Court, Gay Rights, and Lawrence v. Texas
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    The Supreme Court, Gay Rights, and Lawrence v. Texas

    4 years ago

      WRITTEN ON Sunday, June 10, 2007 Anti-gay bigotry seems more firmly entrenched than ever when reviewing message boards dedicated to discussions of arts and the relationship between art and faith. I recently visited a message board dedicated...

  • Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics
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    Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

    9 years ago

    THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN ON Tuesday, July 31, 2007 It is very easy to confuse people who lack a fundamental educational background in the mathematical sciences by manipulating data derived from flawed “research” protocols (supposedly...

  • Gay Equality, Homophobia, and Another Country
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    Gay Equality, Homophobia, and Another Country

    9 years ago

    WRITTEN ON Sunday, September 2, 2007 I am currently doing business in the UK, and am stunned by the difference between the manner in which the UK treats gay people and the manner in which the US treats gay people. Whereas gay people living in the...

  • The Roots of Homophobia
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    The Roots of Homophobia

    4 years ago

    The roots of homophobia may well lie in subconscious homosexual desire...

  • Homophobia -- Fear and Loathing in Florida
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    Homophobia -- Fear and Loathing in Florida

    9 years ago

      WRITTEN ON Tuesday, March 11, 2008 Ponce de Leon is a small town in the Northwest Florida Panhandle in Holmes County, not far from the Alabama state line, with a population of roughly 2,200. This town is billed as an idyllic rural enclave...

  • California Gay Marriage Case
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    California Gay Marriage Case

    9 years ago

      NOTE THAT THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN BEFORE THE VOTERS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AMENDED THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO EXPLICITLY REJECT GAY MARRIAGE IN THAT STATE...   WRITTEN ON Thursday, May 29, 2008 Social and cultural conservatives,...

  • Initial Victory in California
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    Initial Victory in California

    9 years ago

      NOTE THAT THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN BEFORE THE VOTERS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AMENDED THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO EXPLICITLY REJECT GAY MARRIAGE IN THAT STATE. It appears likely that the California Supreme Court will uphold Proposition 8,...

  • Religion, Gay Americans, and the Law
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    Religion, Gay Americans, and the Law

    9 years ago

    Conservatives are now in an uproar over a decision handed down on August 18, 2008 by the California Supreme Court on Monday, in which the court held that two Christian doctors could not exempt themselves from the requirements of the state's...

  • The Federal Courts, Gay Rights, and the People
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    The Federal Courts, Gay Rights, and the People

    4 years ago

    The failure of conservatives to understand and appreciate the function of the Article III courts in our system of government never ceases to amaze me. Phrases such as "judicial usurpation of the will of the people" are bandied about by people who...

  • Mormons Meddle and Destroy Marriage
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    Mormons Meddle and Destroy Marriage

    8 years ago

      THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN AFTER PROPOSITION 8 WAS PASSED IN NOVEMBER 2008, THEREBY PROHIBITING GAY COUPLES FROM MARRYINGWRITTEN ON March 6, 2009   Almost four of every five dollars contributed to the campaign to eliminate gay marriage in...

  • Loving the Sinner but Hating the Sin (But What is the Sin?)
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    Loving the Sinner but Hating the Sin (But What is the Sin?)

    5 years ago

      I have been active on the Internet since the early 1990s, and although I only started maintaining my own blog about four years ago, I have written numerous articles pertaining to the rights of gay people, gay marriage, anti-discrimination...

  • Gay Marriage in America (The Gathering Storm)
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    Gay Marriage in America (The Gathering Storm)

    3 years ago

    On April 3, 2009, the Iowa Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision (Varnum v. Brien, 07-1499) holding that the prohibition of gay marriage violated the equal protection guarantees of the Iowa State Constitution. This decision has been hailed...

  • Gay Rights in America
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    Gay Rights in America

    5 years ago

      An excellent article published in the New York Post on 20 April 2009 correctly observes that the vast majority of homophobes are obsessed not with lesbian sex, but with sex between men. In fact, many of the hardest-core homophobes secretly...

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