Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS)

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Winter 2005


We find ourselves in difficult times: last November, referenda against same-sex marriage passed in 11 states; the war in Iraq continues, unabated; oxymoronic legislators in DC are strategizing to privatize social security; the Democratic Party is reevaluating its support of reproductive rights; the national security state is making it possible for states to verify their inhabitants' records against those of the feds, resulting in many undocumented workers and some trans people losing their drivers licenses; PBS has decided not to distribute a children's show in which a cartoon rabbit talks to the real children of lesbian moms, and even SpongeBob SquarePants finds himself under attack by the religious right.


This article was originally published in CLAGSNews, vol. 15, no. 1.



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