Tuesday, June 25, 2013


SCOTUS struck down a key part of the 1965 VOTING RIGHTS ACT founded in part by late civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as Southern states argued it is unconstitutional to single out a few states as opposed to a uniform ruling in the U.S.A.

2-YES-I'm for the voter rights act of 1965, MLK Jr. and the NAACP worked hard on that. Update it as we all know if the south (USA) had their way. :SHAKES HEAD: However, America has progressed and not regressed. Opponents  of the certain sections of the 1965 VOTING RIGHTS ACT state that it is unconstitutional for only Southern U.S. states to ask Federal permission regarding any changes to said law as this should apply to all voting disctricts
and states....Don't change it, (VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965) and apply it to every state in the USA. Thanks for the AD-VICE Southern USA.  

MLK JR, is rolling over in his grave. 
Lame, but I figured SCOTUS couldn't just single out the southern states disproportionate to others in the union.. From what I've studied, back then in 1965, these proactive Federal restrictions were necessary due to murders of voter registration volunteers as one must see the movie and read the book "Mississippi Burning" to get a grasp on the corruption of segregation and of KKK goons. I'm still cynical of the over all agenda of the southern states repressing minorities from voting and "striking down" key aspects of the 1965 VOTING RIGHTS ACTS. For those whom were murdered and stood up for voter rights , regardless of race and against segregation, your sacrifice will always be remembered and we're hopeful we've come a long ways now..


Today HRC signed onto a joint statement with civil rights counterparts and leading LGBT advocacy organizations to express its dismay at the Supreme Court’s ruling to strike down a central part of the Voting Rights Act.
The Court’s ruling effectively and significantly reduces the federal government’s role in overseeing voting laws in areas with a history of discrimination against African Americans.  
Voting rights protections are an important step in securing equality for all Americans and today’s ruling is an egregious step backward.

Read the statement in its entirety below:
LGBT Advocacy Groups Stand With Civil Rights Counterparts in Disappointment at Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights

Washington, DC – Today, the Supreme Court struck down a central part of the Voting Rights Act, invalidating crucial protections passed by Congress in 1965 and renewed four times in the decades since. The sharply divided decision will significantly reduce the federal government’s role in overseeing voting laws in areas with a history of discrimination against African-Americans.
We, America’s leading LGBT advocacy organizations, join civil rights organizations – and indeed, all Americans whom this law has served to protect – in expressing acute dismay at today’s ruling. Not only had Congress repeatedly reaffirmed the need for this bedrock civil rights protection, but authoritative voices from across America had filed amicus briefs urging the court not to undermine the law: the NAACP; the American Bar Association; the Navajo Nation; the states of New York, California, Mississippi and North Carolina; numerous former Justice Department officials charged with protecting voting rights; dozens of U.S. senators and representatives; and many others.
These varied and powerful voices attest to the self-evident reality that racial protections are still needed in voting in this country. As recently as last year’s elections, political partisans resorted to voter suppression laws and tactics aimed at reducing the votes of people of color.
Voting rights protections, which have long served our nation’s commitment to equality and justice, should not be cast aside now. The court has done America a grave disservice, and we will work with our coalition partners to undo the damage inflicted by this retrogressive ruling.
Center for Black Equity
CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers
The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals
Equality Federation
Family Equality Council
Freedom to Marry
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders
Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC)
Human Rights Campaign
Immigration Equality Action Fund
Lambda Legal
National Black Justice Coalition
National Center for Lesbian Rights
National Center for Transgender Equality
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
PFLAG - Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays
Pride at Work, AFL-CIO

#UnitedSt8sOfNOH8 UPDATE: The Supreme Court (#SCOTUS) will deliver decisions on #Prop8 and #DOMA tomorrow (Wednesday, June 26) starting at 10am ET / 7am PT! 

Time for history. #NOH8!

Battlestations! Tomorrow is the day the marriage equality cases will be announced, according to the Court. I have changed my profile picture to a special "personalized" emblem of equality. I encourage all of you to show your support, too, with a profile pic that stands for equality. This is history, friends. Let us hope DOMA and Prop 8 are "history" as well tomorrow.

-- Uncle George


 Michael Schwerner,  Andrew GoodmanJames Chaney, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-