“The Personal is Political”: Staying in a Pro-Equality State

I grew up a Hoosier. Summer evenings I’d feast on grilled local corn-on-the-cob, only to be outdone by an Elephant Ear at the State Fair for dessert. We claimed Benjamin Harrison, Larry Byrd, and Michael Jackson like they were our next door neighbors. When I returned to my hometown to bury my mother, my ……

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DOMA Deemed Unconstitutional

The long awaited Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) decision came today with a 5-4 vote to appeal. What is considered the start of one of the biggest wins in human rights in recent history, the decision to strike down DOMA will technically ensure equal rights for benefits for same-sex couples….

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Social Media Advocacy-Legalizing Same Sex Marriage

Social Work, in this day and age, has a strong relationship to technology. It can be used at every aspect of practice yet is often under discussed in our field. The below, originally posted on Bridging the Digital Divide in Social Work Practice, by author Ellen Belluomini, is a prime example…

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The Most Free State: North Dakota?

When you think of freedom it’s obvious that one of the first places that should come into your mind is North Dakota. Well the Mercatus Institute thinks so too in their ranking of U.S. states by levels of freedom. This ranking is based on one particular freedom, economic, given that this is an…

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Song Supporting Same Sex Marriage Prompts Middle School Teacher’s Suspension

By Georgianna Reilly, LMSW
SJS Staff Writer
Recently, a middle school teacher in the Detroit, Susan Johnson, area played a the song “Same Love” in her performing arts class at the suggestion of a student. The song’s lyrics support and promote diversity,  by supporting same…

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