The Ethical Obligations of an Attorney Are Substantial

April 27th, 2011

By Dan Miller An honorable attorney has many ethical obligations, or so I was told in law school and so I learned as a member of the profession over a period of about thirty years before retiring in 1996.  Among these obligations is not to fire a client due to political — or politically correct […]


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What To Do with Gay Birds?

December 1st, 2010

By Tom Carter The birds are two Griffon vultures who until just recently lived together in a zoo in Munster, Germany.  Now, in Texas we would call these things “buzzards.”  They’re big birds with wide wingspans, they circle around all day looking for something dead, then they fly down and eat the corpse.  Buzzards.  Far […]


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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

January 25th, 2010

By Tom Carter Richard Socarides was a special assistant to President Bill Clinton and the senior White House adviser on gay rights from 1997 to 1999.  In yet another fusillade of friendly fire from his own base, Mr. Socarides just took aim at the President in Ask Obama About Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in The Wall Street Journal. Many […]


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Equality for All

October 25th, 2009

Following is a video that everyone should see and hear.  It was posted by Kevin at Preemptive Karma. In the video, an elderly gentleman who saw extensive combat during World War II talks about what he was fighting for. He and his wife, who’s now deceased, had four sons, one of whom is gay.  He […]


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Stupid Laws Have Tragic Consequences

May 21st, 2009

They had been together for 18 years and had three adopted children, but neither that fact nor the legal documentation presented to the hospital (living wills, advanced directives, and power-of-attorney documents) was sufficient to allow 39-year-old Lisa Pond to have her family at her bedside when she was dying at the Ryder Trauma Center at […]


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