Activist-Music Video Compared LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement to 1960s Civil Rights Movement June 28, 2015 – JTMP and Op-Critical launched “Prop 8”, the Equality project culminating in an activist-music video. Watch it below.
Tag: Supreme Court
DEC 7, 2012 – The US Supreme Court has decided to take up 2 cases in the 2013 calendar concerning the issue of gay marriage. One case being Prop 8, the law passed in California banning gay marriage that we did a video about back in 2010 (watch below), where we tied the struggles of civil rights to the issue of gay marriage. The other case concerns a woman who was married to her partner in Canada, lived in a state that gay marriage was legal, yet had to pay taxes after her partner of 42 years died; a tax she would not have to pay if her partner had been a man and the federal government would have recognized her marriage. Read more on NPR.org here.
July 8, 2012 – Rightwing extremist and has-been musician Ted Nugent spouted his drivel in an Op-Ed on the rightwing rag The Washington Times, attacking SCJ Roberts after he was the pivotal vote in upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Health Care Act (known as "Obamacare" in the Teabagger world), and even going so far as to say, "I'm beginning to wonder if it would have been best if the South won the Civil War." Okay, tell that to African-Americans! To read the rest of the hate speech and drivel, corrupt your cache with a Washington Times Cookie and go here. (Make sure you clear the cache, and have a holy man cleanse your computer of bad joojoo when after you read Nugent's Op-Ed)
R&B singer Raheem DeVaughn was arrested, along with Professor Cornell West and 17 others, as he marched from Occupy DC Freedom Plaza to the Supreme Court steps. It is unlawful to protest on the Supreme Court steps, so after being warned 3 times the police moved in and arrested them. The next morning the judge set them all free, and Raheem said even though he was shocked at the prison system and he described it as, "modern day slavery", said the guards were all supportive and treated them well.
Read a great article about the whole event on MTV.com.