The following is a letter sent to the South Dakota House State Affairs Committee regarding HB 1217 and 1247 in the 2021 Legislative Session. The bill is scheduled to be heard in committee on Monday, February 22nd.
Unsurprisingly, House legislators are starting right out of the session gates in 2021 with bill 1076. Essentially, this bill says the gender marker on a person's birth certificate must match their sex assigned at birth. Read the full bill at https://mylrc.sdlegislature.gov/api/Documents/212531.pdf
It's been a few days, sorry! We've been busy hiking, exploring and playing on the Isle of Skye. Once again, photos do more justice than my words ever could. I'll try to caption each picture so you know where we've been!
I don't know how better to describe Loch Ness, hiking through wildlife preserves, and hearing about the rich history of the Highlands than through images.
First things first. I didn't post yesterday due to extreme motion sickness. Planes and buses are not my friends, particularly for close to 12 hours as a time.
Starting Thursday, two days from now, this blog will serve as a journal for my time in Scotland.
The question that keeps rolling around my head is "When did weapons and children's death become a partisan issue in the US?"
What does it mean for an immigrant nation when the leader no longer supports immigration?
9 p.m. August 2015, Omaha, Nebraska, the Old Market. I was home for the summer, out with old friends catching up on college adventures. They offered to walk me to my car, I said it was only two blocks away. They got in their car and drove away. I started walking while I dug in … Continue reading Supporting Actors
We always go to my uncle's house for Thanksgiving. My mom is one of the middle children in a group of eight, and he has a large house. It just makes sense. This year was a new experience for me though, considering I only recently came out to my parents and a few of my … Continue reading Being Queer at Thanksgiving