Polyamory and Bigamy

 Posted by on April 11, 2013
Apr 112013
Polyamory and Bigamy

By Aimee Bouchard

I’ll admit it, I really enjoyed the TLC documentary series “Sister Wives,” which recently aired its first season finale. For those who didn’t catch it, Sister Wives followed a polygamous Mormon family in Utah.

Prostitution & Professional Domination

 Posted by on January 30, 2013
Jan 302013
Prostitution & Professional Domination

In Rhode Island, by an oversight of the criminal code indoor prostitution was legal until just recently;  in Reno Nevada it’s still legal. Next door in California, anyone convicted of prostuitution could face up to one year in prison and $1,000 fine.  Las Vegas and Atlantic City used to be the only places you could […]

Gender and Compromise

 Posted by on November 11, 2012
Nov 112012
Gender and Compromise

All-or-nothing…compromise…all-or-nothing…compromise.  So beat the political drum for decades, with both parties electing theirs on all-or-nothing platforms, but most legislation happening as a result of compromise.  But you cannot help but notice that talk of compromise is at an all-time low, at least on the national stage.  In Massachusetts on the other hand, if you look […]

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

 Posted by on September 3, 2012
Sep 032012
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

If you’re the type of person who ever thinks about starting your own business, or being a freelancer, or turning your passion or hobby or interest into your career, chances are fairly high that you’re also a risk-taker. Eschewing the traditional “9-5, work for someone else, take home a paycheck and build up a retirement […]

So You Want to Be a Porn Star…

 Posted by on June 14, 2011
Jun 142011

By Sexquire

If I told you that right now there are places you can go on the Internet to find amateur porn videos and pay to download them, would you be shocked? This is a ridiculous question, isn’t it? Well what if I told you that some of those videos could send the people who make them to prison?

Mar 092011

By Aimee Bouchard

On Wednesday February 23, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Obama administration would no longer defend Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act.1

The decision not to defend DOMA was in relation to two pending cases Pedersen v. OPM and Windsor v. United States. The argument in both of these cases is that it is an unconstitutional Equal Protection violation for the federal government to designate which marriages it will consider valid.

The Canadian Battle over Polygamy

 Posted by on February 5, 2011
Feb 052011

By Aimee Bouchard

Canada is in the midst of a long legal battle addressing the constitutionality of a federal law banning plural marriage. Oral evidence began in the British Columbian Supreme Court in November 2010 and is still ongoing. The main focus of this court case has been a small Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints community in Bountiful, British Columbia.

The law: unenforced, and (un)civil.

 Posted by on January 1, 2011
Jan 012011

By Brian Flaherty

Unless you’ve been asleep for the past month, you’ve noticed that the military’s ludicrous “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy has finally been repealed. This repeal has been the topic of many a heated discussion lately – though the heat hasn’t been what you’d anticipate