Since his start in radio news, Trent has won awards from the Nebraska Broadcasters Association, the Nebraska Associated Press, and the Iowa Broadcast News Association.
Rice also serves as the 2009-2010 President of the Iowa Broadcast News Association.
Rice is a native of Plattsmouth, Nebraska. He and his wife Solveig have been married since 2000. They live in Ames where he enjoys golf, reading, movies, music college football, and the heartbreak that comes from being a Minnesota Vikings fan. Trent and Solveig have twin daughters Annika and Kaija and a son, Erik, who shares the same birthday as his sisters, just five years later.
Here's the article I talked about today where U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia tips his hand on this week's expected rulings on gay rights issues.
In the article, Scalia says the Supreme Court of the United States shouldn't act on "moral issues" because it's not equiped to do so. With all due respect, I think he's profoundly wrong--and I have the Constitution and more than 200 years of U.S. history back me up.
The Eighth Amendment says "cruel and unusual punishments shall not be inflicted." That, in and of itself, is a moral decision. Every decision the high court has made on this issue--all the way up to the death penalty--has been variations on that moral issue.
For what it's worth, marriage equality is as much as a moral issue as Loving v. Virginia was--the 1967 high court ruling that says states can't forbid interracial marriage. It. Is. The. Same. Issue. How can a justice say it's moral for the state to deny equal protection to gay people while it wasn't to deny it to people of different races?
The rules apply the same to all of us, or they don't. Seems to me the latter is not only immoral, it's un-American.