By IRENE OLSCZEWSKI
2012 was a banner year for LGBT rights. Same-sex marriage was legalized in Washington State in February and couples won the right to marry in Maryland and Maine by way of ballot referendums in November. Minnesota voters struck down a proposed amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in that state. President Barack Obama came out in support of same-sex marriage.
By GERALD FOX III
Just like everyone in our state, I was horrified by the cold-blooded shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. The pain we feel for the community of Newtown is overwhelming, and we continue to keep the families of those who lost loved ones in our thoughts and prayers. We must also look ahead to make sure that such an unthinkable act of violence does not ever happen again.
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