Thanks much to Eugene and all the VC for letting me join in.

I plan to post mostly on gay legal/political/cultural issues, especially developments on the gay-marriage front. Believe it or not, I have a few other interests and I'll explore them on occasion. Overall, I don't expect to contribute nearly as often as the most prolific bloggers here. I have no idea how they do it so responsibly and hold down day jobs.

I think I'll start out with a presumption in favor of allowing comments to my posts, since part of the value of this for me will be to try out ideas I haven't fully thought through. If I find that reviewing and responding to the comments becomes too time-consuming (or not very constructive) I might reverse the presumption.

Mostly, I'm just delighted to be here with you all.