By Jack Barnes
On June 26, 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. The vote was a landmark decision in our nation’s history, guaranteeing married same-sex couples the same legal rights and benefits as married heterosexual couples. Enjoy this video stream below after the jump.
With less than a month to go until this year’s historic presidential election, our latest episode of “Why I Vote” features Kesha offering her own personal stories and opinions on this issue. Speaking from the heart, she takes us from the childhood hardships of questioning her own sexuality to the recent privilege she had in officiating the same-sex weddings of two dear friends. We also see the singer visiting the Los Angeles LGBT center in support of safe havens, and actively encouraging voters to use their power everywhere, but especially in states like North Carolina, which has recently passed laws discriminating against the LGBT community. “We as a country do not need to step backwards,” she says. “We need to protect the groundbreaking laws that have been stepping in the correct direction.”
Previous episodes of “Why I Vote” featured Vic Mensa sharing his personal experiences with police brutality, as well as T.I. telling his own story of growing up in Atlanta at the beginning of the government’s “War on Drugs.”
Upcoming episodes of “Why I Vote” will premiere in the next few weeks, and will feature American Authors, John Legend, Becky G, and Rise Against.
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