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End of DADT
I’ll consider us having made great strides and reforms in civil and equal rights when everybody has the same problems as everyone else.
Why should straight people be the only ones with the hassles of keeping a “legal” relationship together, through the threat of alimony, child support and splitting half of a house?
Why should straight people be the only ones to marvel at the changes in the children we raise, from them being those cute little innocent sweet things who say cute things who become those arrogant know-everything teenagers who start to smell?
And if you wanna get shot at in defense of your country, then being gay shouldn’t stop you.
Today I worked from home and it was awesome. I haven’t worked from home in years. The majority of this cartoon was drawn in my kitchen. I was waiting for the gas man. We called them last Wednesday and they showed up today somewhere in the promised time between noon and 5:00 PM, with this gas person showing up at 3:45 PM. I took a photo of the rough and sent it to my editor and three hours later, right on par with the gas person, he approved it. The toughest part of my day was trying to get an idea while the Beagle was barking at pretend noises. But I shut him up for a while by sharing a Hebrew hot dog with him.
Here’s the rough.