As we wait for historic rulings to be handed down by the SCOTUS, this year’s Pride could potentially be one of the most significant in its 40-year history. While nobody expects them to wave a magic wand and make marriage equality the law of the land, most (including your humble host) are anticipating very narrow rulings in the three cases they are deciding that will have a significant impact on the unconstitutional laws against same-sex marriage that have been embedded in many state constitutions as well as federal law.
Some key factors to look at are whether the California Prop 8 proponents (let’s just call them homophobic bigots) have standing to challenge that states reversal of the discriminatory law, which allowed the majority to vote on the rights of a minority. Without getting bogged down in the minutia, if they throw it back to Cali thus upholding marriage equality in that state, you can bet there will be multiple challenges in other states discriminatory laws.
The other two cases deal more with the withholding of federal benefits, taxes, health care etc. for same-sex partners that our straight counterparts enjoy. While they aren’t likely to flat out invalidate DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) they could find that denying a subset of the population these benefits is unconstitutional, thus paving way for a repeal of the law or further challenges that would ultimately do away with it once and for all.
I am not a legal scholar nor do I pretend to be. I’m just trying to relay what’s going on in the best way that I understand it and hopefully in a way my followers can as well. All eyes will be on their ruling(s) in the coming weeks and I’ll be sure to keep you posted.
Enough said! Now let’s get down to the business of the music. Plenty more where this came from so I’ll just let it go from here and everybody else just sit back and as always …ENJOY!
Album : PRIDE 2013 [EDM] v1
Genre : EDM, Electro, Progressive, House
Year : 2013
Total Time : 1:18:55
1. Kelly Clarkson – People Like Us (Baggi Begovic Club Mix)
2. Krewella – Alive (Hardwell Club Mix)
3. Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX – I Love It (Cobra Starship Remix)
4. Jus Jack &7 Oza feat. Blessid Union of Souls – Love Is The Answer (Tiesto Remix)
5. David Guetta feat. Ne-Yo & Akon – Play Hard (Extended Mix)
6. Jennifer Lopez – Live It Up (DJ FmSteff No Bullshit Mix)
7. Chris Cox & DJ Frankie feat. Crystal Waters – Oh Mama Hey (StoneBridge vs. J-C Club Mix)
8. Fergie feat. Q Tip & Goon Rock – A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) (Pink Panda Remix)
9. Robin Thicke feat. T.I & Pharrell – Blurred Lines (Justin Sane Bootleg)
10. Rasmus Faber & Syke & Sugarstarr – We Go Oh (John Dahlback Remix)
11. Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven (Sultan & Ned Shepard Remix)
12. Adrian Lux – Damaged (Original Mix)
13. Black Boots – Streetwalker (Extended)
14. Dirty South feat. Joe Gil – Your Heart (Michael Brun Remix)
15. Empire Of The Sun – Alive (Zedd Remix)
16. DJ R-WAN vs. Usher – Euphoria (DJ R-WAN Remix)
17. Vassy – We Are Young (Dave Aude Extended Mix)