prop 8 http://wfpl.org en Strange Fruit: 'The New Black' Film Looks at Marriage Equality in Maryland http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-new-black-film-looks-marriage-equality-maryland <p><object height="81" width="100%"><param name="movie" value="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/152508677&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_playcount=false&amp;show_comments=false" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed allowscriptaccess="always" height="81" src="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/152508677&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_playcount=false&amp;show_comments=false" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="100%"></embed></object></p><p></p><p>Last week we were invited by the <a href="http://www.alicenter.org/">Muhammad Ali Center</a> to host a talkback panel after a screening of "The New Black," a film looking at how LGBTQ activism, the black church, homophobia, and queer people of color affected the fight for <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/looks-like-maryland-is-making-a-historic-choice-on-marriage-equality/2012/11/07/ed73f59c-27d8-11e2-b2a0-ae18d6159439_story.html">marriage equality in Maryland</a>.</p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Laura Ellis 9496 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: 'The New Black' Film Looks at Marriage Equality in Maryland Strange Fruit: SCOTUS Takes on Marriage Equality; Filmmaker Byron Hurt on 'Soul Food Junkies' http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-scotus-takes-marriage-equality-filmmaker-byron-hurt-soul-food-junkies <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F85509902%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-GghJ4&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two marriage equality cases. The <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/03/26/175273122/in-first-of-2-gay-marriage-cases-court-turns-to-proposition-8">Prop 8 case</a> is a constitutional challenge to California's ban on same-sex marriage. The justices seem divided on the issue and there are even hints the case could get thrown out on standing.<a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/03/26/175378047/a-recap-of-proposition-8s-day-at-the-supreme-court"> Tuesday's arguments</a> brought us gems like whether gay marriage is <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/03/eight-things-alito-has-ruled-are-younger-cell-phones-and-internet">newer than cell phones</a>, whether it's harmful to children, and whether couples older than 55 should be able to marry even if they can't procreate.</p><p> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Ellis 4744 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: SCOTUS Takes on Marriage Equality; Filmmaker Byron Hurt on 'Soul Food Junkies'