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A Public University in Ohio Will Pay a Professor $400,000 After Disciplining Him for Refusing To Use a Transgender Student's Pronouns

Posted On: May 09, 2022

The University paid a professor it disciplined for failing to use proper pronouns for a transgender youth student $400,000. Although the university did not change its position regarding the professor's violation of their code of treatment of students, they felt it was in their best interest to make this economic decision for the University and settle the case.

The university stated:  Since the lawsuit was filed, the school said, “it became clear that the case was being used to advance divisive social and political agendas at a cost to the university and its students.” 

“That cost is better spent on fulfilling Shawnee State’s mission of service to our students, families and community.”

Hopefully this is not a trend to use economics to sort the rights of the LGBTQI community.

Selected excerpt(s) and linked article courtesy of Amir Vera, Jenn Selva and Claudia Dominguez, CNN
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Fed Up With Divorce Refusals, Orthodox Women Seek Changes To Domestic Abuse Laws In New York

Posted On: April 26, 2022

Many people don’t realize that in the Orthodox Jewish religion, although a person can obtain a divorce from the Civil Court system, unless they are granted a “Get” from their husband, they cannot get divorced in their religion.  This means that their religious community can ostracize them.  In fact, Jewish women whose husbands refuse to divorce them are known as “Agunot” meaning “chained”, because they are still tied to their estranged husband and unable to remarry under Jewish law.  For these men who choose not to grant a Jewish divorce to their ex-wives, they are asserting a type of control over their life that is equivalent to domestic violence. 

The United Kingdom recently expanded their domestic abuse legislation to make withholding a “Get” a potential crime. 

In this article, Orthodox activists are pushing New York State to adopt a broader domestic violence legislation. 

It's time that all woman are “unchained”.

Selected excerpt(s) and linked article courtesy of Jacob Henry, Forward(dot)com
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Two Strangers Met On a New York Dance Floor 24 Years Ago. Here's What Happened Next

Posted On: April 26, 2022

This is a lovely article about how an evening out can change your life.  It's romantic and “mushy”😊.  It’s so nice to see when something good comes from a chance meeting, especially when neither party was “looking for a relationship”.  It romantically ties in with Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s. What began a whirlwind weekend continued as a long distance relationship that became a committed relationship living together in San Francisco.  The couple married in 2004 in Canada when it was legal and have been together for 25 years. 

Selected excerpt(s) and linked article courtesy of Francesca Street, cnn(dot)com
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The Relationship Check-In Is a Vital Part of a Happy Marriage. Here’s How to Do it Right

Posted On: April 18, 2022

Open, honest communication is the bedrock of any relationship.  Strong communication as well as “connection” are vital components for any successful relationship.  The reality is, life is so busy.  We are pulled into different directions for various reasons.  That is why it's so important to make a ritual of checking in with one another and spending some time touching base on what is happening in each other’s lives and what issues you each might be grappling with.  This may sound extremely simple, but it's vital to take the time and do it right. 

This article has some important tips from a couple’s therapist on how to make it work and be consistent. 

Selected excerpt(s) and linked article courtesy of Jeremy Brown, fatherly(dot)com
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69 Percent of Divorced Women Have This In Common, Study Says

Posted On: April 12, 2022

This article was based on a study of couples and the difference in the recognition between men and women of whether the relationship is going well and who will make the first move to dissolve the relationship.  In this sample study, 69% of the women were the ones that initiated the termination of the relationship. 

This study also remarked about how men and women view the “quality” of their relationship differently and the reasons why relationships come to an end.

Selected excerpt(s) and linked article courtesy of Amber Raiken, bestlifeonline(dot)com
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President Biden: To Transgender Americans Of All Ages, I Want You To Know That You Are So Brave. You Belong. I Have Your Back.

Posted On: April 05, 2022

First time in history an American president speaks directly to the transgender community to let them know that they are seen and have the support of the administration to fight hateful state legislations and violence against transgender individuals. 

Selected excerpt(s) and linked article courtesy of @POTUS, Twitter
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The Relationship Check-In Is a Vital Part of a Happy Marriage. Here’s How to Do it Right

Posted On: March 28, 2022

Open, honest communication is the bedrock of any relationship.  Strong communication as well as “connection” are vital components for any successful relationship.  The reality is, life is so busy.  We are pulled into different directions for various reasons.  That is why it is very important to make a ritual of checking in with one another and spending some time touching base on what is happening in each other’s lives and what issues you each may be grappling with.  This may sound extremely simple, but it is vital to take the time and do it right. 

This article has some important tips from a couple’s therapist on how to make it work and be consistent. 

Selected excerpt(s) and linked article courtesy of Jeremy Brown, Fatherly(dot)com
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5 Big Relationship Expectations Couples Need to Regularly Discuss

Posted On: March 22, 2022

One might not think it, but meeting someone and falling in love is probably the easiest part of a relationship.  It is looking beyond and seeing a future together and understanding expectations, needs and wants that is more difficult.  If you feel that you are in a relationship that is starting to move into a serious zone for a permanent future, it is important that you sit, talk and discuss each other’s expectations.  It is important that each of you have realistic expectations. 

No one ever has a fairy tale marriage or relationship, and sometimes expectations have to be revisited and possibly rediscussed and resettled. 

This is a good article that explores important expectations about any relationship and what every couple should examine.

Selected excerpt(s) and linked article courtesy of Jeremy Brown, Fatherly(dot)com
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