Thursday, January 7, 2016

Happy New Year & What I've Been Working On

I haven’t posted since early December. Oops. But the lack of visible output doesn’t mean that I haven’t been writing or working on this blog. I have. In fact, I’ve been working on two “deep dive” posts and a larger project.

Similar to my deep dive into RFRA last spring, I’ve been working on an analysis of the amendment to the Indiana civil rights laws to add protection for sexual orientation and gender identity. The bill needs a deep dive because it is fatally flawed. Rather than helping to end discrimination, the bill provides a license and roadmap for those who want to discriminate with a poison pill to stop those who dislike parts of the bill from challenging it in the courts.

I’ve also been working on a post about the newest fight in terms of LGBT equality issues: Transgender equality. I plan to discuss both the “bathroom issue” as well as the “man in a dress” stalking horse so prevalent among those who are afraid of transgender individuals. And I plan to talk about some of the other difficulties faced by the transgender community.

Finally, I’ve been going back through all of my old posts with the plan to try to clean up typos (I’m not the best proofreader of my own material at the time I write it) and, to the extent possible, fix broken links. But that’s a long-term project that I’ll work on here and there when I get to it.

Oh, and just to add to the fun of things, the application that I use to write my blogs (Microsoft Live Writer) suddenly stopped working with Blogger. So I need to either find a workaround (two things I've tried haven't worked) or find an alternate application.

I’m here. I’m busy. I'm annoyed.

In the meantime, is there anything that you’d like to hear my thoughts on?


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At Thursday, January 07, 2016 5:58:00 PM , Blogger Charles said...

"Do you believe a girl should pet on the first date?"

Sorry. Couldn't resist. Every time someone asks "Are there any questions?" I'm tempted to quote Woody Allen's "Take the Money and Run", and it's not particularly appropriate in a work meeting.

At Friday, January 08, 2016 1:13:00 PM , Blogger MSWallack said...

I guess it depends on whether the girl is my daughter, right? Oh, is that answer no longer politically correct? Oops.


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