C2M Opinion Contributor Denisha Hedgebeth

OPINION: Marriage equality is essential to a truly free America

Hundreds of people gathered in D.C. last Tuesday, March 26, to show both  support and opposition as the Supreme Court began its hearings on California's gay marriage ban. Proposition 8, which amended the state constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman, overturning California's Supreme Court decision previously legalizing same-sex marriage. The issue here is to determine whether Prop 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act violate the 14th amendment, which guarantees equal protection under law.

OPINION: How society must confront bullying by speaking up

We all have skeletons in our closet, so how can anyone be justified in bullying someone? Our diversities should make us individual and unique, not victims or targets of bullying. Bullying, however, can be stopped. What’s lacking is confidence—the confidence to stand up for what you believe is right, and enough of that confidence in yourself so that you don’t have to bully another person for a self-esteem boost.