Lesbians Love Politics

The average person would be forgiven for assuming that City Supervisor Harvey Milk was the first openly gay person elected to public office in the nation. After all, there's a whole movie about him, his activism, and his untimely death at the hands of a fellow city supervisor. But despite the fame, Milk was not the first openly gay person elected to public office in America.

But a movie called Kozachenko doesn't have the same ring to it.

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Top Ten Supreme Court Cases

Some time ago, before everything in the world got too crazy, a friend of mine approached me to write a post about the Top Ten Supreme Court Cases. I was immediately interested, and we spent the rest of day volleying cases back and forth until we settled on ten of the most important cases in American history.

What makes a Supreme Court case worthy of the list? For the purposes of this listicle, my soon-to-be-lawyer friend Jeff and I have decided to only consider cases that are both ground-breaking and advance people’s rights. There’s no denying that a case like Plessy v. Ferguson is “important” but it also created the doctrine of “separate but equal” which no one alive today would argue is a good thing.

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