This past Sunday, July 26, marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. I was only four when it was passed, so I really did not experience what life was like before the ADA, but I can certainly attest to how things have changed in the last 25 years. In celebration and remembrance, events were held all across the nation last week and this week.
I was able to go to DC on Sunday to take part in some of the celebrations. Continue reading A Day in DC to Celebrate #ADA25
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court passed down a ruling which legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Celebrations erupted everywhere, and everyone changed their Facebook profile pictures to rainbows. The decision was heralded as finally bringing full marriage equality to the U.S. Although overjoyed for the LGBT community, many people with disabilities know that it is not full marriage equality until people with disabilities can marry without restrictions or penalties.
It is important to put the current discussion of marriage equality, and especially marriage equality for people with disabilities, in historical context. Continue reading A Brief History of Marriage (in)Equality for People with Disabilities