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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Political: Isiah Thomas Opposes You Who Oppose Gays

In his decision to return to the New York Knicks in an unprecedented arrangement that would enable him to serve as a part-time consultant for the team while remaining the head basketball coach at Florida International University, he gets all political by posing for the California Prop 8 anti-campaign.

Here, he's posing with his son, Joshua Thomas. Can't you tell...they have the same eyes.

Several other athletes have also taken part, but Thomas is believed to be the first person associated with professional basketball to become involved with the effort. On his Twitter account, Joshua Thomas wrote that his father was the first Hall of Fame athlete to stand up for NOH8. Legendary U.S. Olympic diver Greg Louganis, however, had previously been photographed. The four-time gold medalist was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1993.

The campaign was founded by photographer Adam Bouska and his partner, Jeff Parshley, in response to the November 2008 passage of Proposition 8 in California. The voter-approved ballot measure amended the state's constitution to prohibit same-sex marriage, sparking a nationwide debate that continues to rage. (A federal judge overturned the ban last Wednesday, setting the stage for a potential high-stakes Supreme Court battle.)

In the campaign, according to the NOH8 website, "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."