Monday, August 9, 2010
Isiah Thomas protests gay marriage ban
By Diamond Leung
Aside from pulling double duty coaching Florida International and advising the New York Knicks, Isiah Thomas is making his opinions known on a hot-button political issue -- by posing for pictures with duct tape over his mouth.
Thomas and his son, Joshua, appear in the pictures for the NOH8 Campaign, which according to the website is a photographic silent protest in response to the passage of Proposition 8, a California voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage that is currently being fought over in court.
"Photos feature subjects with duct tape over their mouths, symbolizing their voices being silenced by Prop 8 and similar legislation around the world, with 'NOH8' painted on one cheek in protest," according to the website.
Thomas appears in two photos -- one with his son and the other by himself holding a basketball. Beneath the photos is this statement:
"We are Isiah and Joshua Thomas. We posed for the NOH8 Campaign because we believe that all hate and discrimination is wrong. It is time for full equality and equal rights for everyone, regardless of race, sexual orientation, religion, or gender."