Chris Lombardi Chris Lombardi writes for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Boston Review and other publications.
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No More ‘Same-Sex’: U.S. Supreme Court Affirms My Full Marriage


By Chris Lombardi

Justice Anthony Kennedy’s final words of his opinion will likely be quoted in many weddings going forward: “They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right. The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed. It is so ordered.” Those last words are a mic-drop declaration that the matter is settled, in every state of the Union.

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News · Politics

Reaching for “Soul Repair” on Veterans Day


By Chris Lombardi

Soul Repair addresses the condition among veterans called 'moral injury, as defined by psychiatrist Jonathan Shay: "Betrayal of 'what’s right' in a high stakes situation by someone who holds power." Shay knew from his decades of work with Vietnam vets that “the body codes moral injury as physical attack and reacts with the same massive mobilization" in response.

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Health

My ‘Obamacare’—and Yours


By Chris Lombardi

When I last wrote for WVFC about the Affordable Care Act (ACA),I called it "a sort of Rube Goldberg contraption," meaning a machine that uses incredibly complicated gears to accomplish something simple. Three years later, the law is taking full effect: a guide to what's to come, and how it's already helped me and many others.

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