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Month: November 2014

Month: November 2014

Grateful

Light me up a pumpkin spiced candle, let my feet crunch as I walk over brightly covered leaves, and zip me into a parka when the fall wind nips at my nose.  I love all that is fall.  I love this season, and in particular, this week of Thanksgiving, where with it brings reflections on gratitude and abundance.  During times of transition or grief, it may be difficult to feel gratitude or see the silver linings, but perhaps take pause and really look. Why I Am Grateful for my Divorce Did I just write that subtitle?  Did it just get
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Randy, Tom, and Tim

I kept looking at their faces. Their beautiful smiles. Two handsome men near my age. Something tugged at me, made me want to draw closer to them. Then it hit me. They reminded me of my brother, Tim, who would have been about their age had he not died 20 years ago this week. It was the eve of the filing of a federal lawsuit seeking that the marriage of Randy and Tom be recognized in our state.  They and six other loving and committed couples who took on all the responsibilities of marriage were about to ask for its
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Freedom to Marry

On Monday, November 17, 2014, our firm, along with the ACLU, will be filing a lawsuit in federal court seeking full marriage equality for all Nebraskans.  In doing so, I hope to be a part of creating, for Nebraska, a legacy of fairness and a culture that supports loving and committed couples. Nebraska has a complex history with regard to the marriage for same-sex couples.  Nebraska was one of the first states in 2003 to successfully challenge the Defense of Marriage Act at the trial level.  When the 8th circuit court did not agree and DOMA was upheld for our
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Throwback Thursday: A Year of Happy

Today we are celebrating Throwback Thursday by re-posting an oldie but a goodie for you to enjoy.   I went through my divorce in 2011.  It was not a happy year.  My former spouse and I reached the amicable decision to divorce together and there were no surprises, nor was there any mistreatment of each other.  So as far as divorcing went, I actually had some of the best of circumstances.  Notwithstanding, it was a year filled up to the brim with uncertainty, sadness, worry and grief as every part of my life changed. About this time last year, I
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