The Buchtelite

Oui, j’aime les femmes

Oui, j’aime les femmes

April 30, 2013

Aine McCarthy When I was a little girl, I played “show me yours and I’ll show you mine” with another little girl from up the street. I didn’t know what playing this meant to adults; I just knew that I was curious if the other little girl looked like me. But, being the good little girl she ...

The Civil Rights Movement of our generation

April 18, 2013

Jessica Johnson Adopted in 1996, DOMA states that marriage will remain between a man and woman and that same-sex couples will be denied the rights of marriage. DOMA also states that same-sex marriages performed in other states do not have to be recognized in states where it is in place. This act is adop...

Same-sex marriage not inequality’s end

Same-sex marriage not inequality’s end

By Kara Hemphill

April 9, 2013

Kara Hemphill If you have a Facebook account, you probably noticed a lot of red equal signs popping up on your news feed over spring break. This is primarily because on March 26, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for the case Hollingsworth v. Perry – better known as the case connect...

Somewhere over the rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow

April 2, 2013

Destiny Ross There is an unnecessary war brewing in the minds of many Americans; and no, I am not talking about mental retaliation against the recent threats from North Korea. The debate is between those who support the right of same-sex couples to marry and those who do not. Popular opinion on this ...

"Traditional" Prom 2013

February 26, 2013

Nick Nussen A group of students and adults in Sullivan, Ind. are crusading for a “traditional” high school prom that would prohibit homosexuals from attending. (I assume there will be a sentry equipped with some sort of “gaydar” device.) The holy homophobes have been congregating at the Sullivan ...

“Traditional” Prom 2013

February 26, 2013

Nick Nussen A group of students and adults in Sullivan, Ind. are crusading for a “traditional” high school prom that would prohibit homosexuals from attending. (I assume there will be a sentry equipped with some sort of “gaydar” device.) The holy homophobes have been congregating at the Sullivan ...

Letter to the editor

September 5, 2012

Ed. Note: Dan Cathy was reported as saying the following: “We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.” This letter is a response...

Overcoming Ignorance

September 26, 2011

By: Emily Shultz When men first started wearing earrings, they were often gay men. Upon seeing a man wearing an earring, we would whisper about how different he was from the rest of us. It was as if male earring-wearers were an exhibit at a museum that people would only point at to gawk in amazemen...

The debate with drama queen

September 26, 2011

By: Russ Friend I looked at Jeff, wearing his pretty blue dress, and said, “Let me be blunt; I don't care if a gay couple holds hands, hugs or kisses in public. What does their lifestyle have to do with me? It's not going to offend me, nor as Americans should they have fewer civil rights than a str...