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Laurel Hester’s Legacy

A reader sent this to me yesterday, and it’s been blogged a few other places, but I wanted to post an update here about how the legacy Laurel Hester left behind is continuing to help others. Even before her death, … Continue reading

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Laurel Hester, R.I.P.

After a brave fight, well fought on behalf of justice, Laurel Hester lost her battle with cancer. Lt. Laurel Hester died Saturday morning at her home only weeks after winning a long battle with Ocean County freeholders over who would … Continue reading

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Laurel Hester Denied, Again

This is so unsurprising as to almost not qualify as news, but Laurel Hester — a lesbian dying of cancer, who spent 21 years of her life to serving the cause of justice as an investigator for the Ocean County … Continue reading

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Laurel Hester’s Last Request

It’s typical to hear a lot of speeches on MLK Day; some eloquent, some less so. It’s rarer to hear one that speaks in a simple and powerful way to the principles that Dr. King stood for; so that anyone … Continue reading

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Justice Monday? Not for Laurel Hester.

Maybe. It looks like there might be a somewhat happy ending or a positive outcome to Laurel Hester’s story, if the New Jersey state legislature finally does right by gay and lesbian couples and families in a vote scheduled for … Continue reading

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Laurel Hester’s Story Gets Results

For same-sex couples in New Jersey’s Monmouth County, but not for Laurel Hester. Still her story is compelling that even Republicans are capable of getting it. Spurred by a controversial case in neighboring Ocean County, the Monmouth County freeholders voted … Continue reading

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Laurel Hester’s Story Spreads

I did a doubletake just now when I looked at my referrer links and saw Salon.Com among them. So I took a look, and it appears that Salon.Com’s Broadsheet has picked up on Laurel Hester’s story. Thanks, in no small … Continue reading

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Laurel Hester Speaks

Michael Jensen over at The Big Gay Picture Laurel Hester’s story from the beginning, as I have. Today he let me know that he has posted an interview with Laurel Hester. It’s a three part interview, with parts two and … Continue reading

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No Justice for Laurel Hester?

For Laurel Hester, it’s come down to begging. After 24 years of service to her community, as an investigator for the county prosecutors office, Hester is now reduced to begging that simple justice and basic humanity for her family. Hester’s … Continue reading

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Justice for Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree

Take a good look at these five guys. They are the face of compassionate conservatism, or at least one of its faces. They are the five Ocean County freeholders who denied lesbian cop Laurel Hester’s request that her pension go … Continue reading

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Supremes Sidestep Gay Families

Did they dodge a bullet or did we? I’m not sure, but I’m a bit relieved when the Supreme Court refuses to rule on a gay adoptions case, thus letting stand a ruling that came down in our favor. In … Continue reading

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Not-So-Proud Mary

OK. I wasn’t going to say anything about Mary Cheney’s recent full-court-press to promote her book in the media, but my bullshit meter just went so far in the red that I can’t stand it any more. I kept my … Continue reading

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Equal Means Equal

It just happens that several items in my news feeds this morning relate to a comment on a previous post. Why should my insurance rates go up because the company now has to include a new group of people? If … Continue reading

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What’s Up with Focus on the Family?

Things just get curiouser and curiouser. I’ve posted before about how James Dobson and Jerry Falwell have both made strangely supportive statements about gay & lesbian equality in the past year or so. Now I come across this. Focus on … Continue reading

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Clash of the Titans

It seems there are some advantages to not being an “A-list” blogger. One of them is that I can, from time to time, shoot off my mouth and suffer little to no consequences. Nobody — or very few, at least … Continue reading

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