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Jared Kushner Ripped For ‘Letting His Klan Flag Fly’

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s adviser and son-in-law, was called out on social media on Monday for the racist comments he made while standing outside the White House. 

During an interview with Fox News, Kushner said Black Lives Matter protesters were just “virtue signaling” after the police killing of George Floyd in May. 

“They’d go on Instagram and cry,” he said. 

Then, Kushner suggested that Black people in America ― who are “mostly Democrat” ― have to want to be successful.

“President Trump’s policies are the policies that can help people break out of the problems that they’re complaining about,” he said. “But he can’t want them to be successful more than that they want to be successful.”

That, critics noted, was a nod to racist stereotypes and Twitter users weren’t having it: 

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Sacha Baron Cohen Reveals How The Infamous Rudy Giuliani Stunt Almost Went Wrong

On Monday, Cohen told “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert that he was hiding in a specially built “hideaway” for the scene, but had to scramble to get inside it when Giuliani’s security came in to sweep the room before the interview with actor Maria Bakalova, who portrays Borat’s daughter in the movie. Once inside the hideaway, the only way to communicate and know when to leave was via text, except someone forgot to check the cellphone’s battery: 

Giuliani, who serves as personal attorney to President Donald Trump, was caught on camera being more than a little creepy with Bakalova. At one point, he even placed his hands down his pants. The former mayor said he was tucking his shirt in.

Trump called Cohen a “creep” for the stunt and said he’s not funny. 

Cohen replied by offering him a job:

“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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Trevor Noah Dismantles Trump’s Bizarre Pandemic Gripe

Trump has complained at several campaign rallies that the media “refuses to talk about” anything except COVID-19, which is surging around the country as new cases and hospitalizations spike. At a North Carolina event on Oct. 25, Trump said: “That’s all I hear about now. Turn on the television, ‘COVID, COVID. COVID, COVID, COVID.’ A plane goes down, 500 people dead and they don’t talk about it.”

“It’s weird that Donald Trump is saying this when he’s the one still talking shit from 2015,” Noah said on “The Daily Show.” “COVID, COVID, COVID. I’m so bored. Why isn’t anyone talking about Hillary’s emails?”

“Oh and by the way, maybe the reason why the news isn’t talking about the plane that went down with 500 people is because there was no plane that went down with 500 people,” Noah added. “And if you think 500 pretend people dying is big news, remember that almost 1,000 real people a day are still dying from COVID, COVID, COVID.”

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Ex-Trump Officials Line Up Against Him In Damning New Republican Ad

Several key officials who’ve served in high-level positions in the administration of President Donald Trump are speaking out against him in a new video from Republican Voters Against Trump

And they’re urging Americans to vote for his Democratic rival, former Vice President Joe Biden

“It is so much worse than it looks,” says Miles Taylor, who served as chief of staff of the Department of Homeland Security from 2017 to 2019. 

“We will no longer be America after four more years of Trump,” warns Olivia Troye, a former senior aide to Vice President Mike Pence who was involved in the coronavirus task force until July. 

All three have endorsed Biden. 

The new spot also includes outside footage of former national security adviser John Bolton, who has said that Trump is not fit for office and that said he is voting against him. However, Bolton has also said he isn’t voting for Biden, either. 

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SoCal Utility May Have Sparked Wildfire That Forced 100,000 To Evacuate

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California Edison said its equipment may have sparked a fast-moving wildfire that forced evacuation orders for some 100,000 people and seriously injured two firefighters on Monday as powerful winds across the state prompted power to be cut to hundreds of thousands to prevent just such a possibility.

A smoky fire exploded in size to over 11 square miles (29 square kilometers) after breaking out around dawn in Orange County, south of Los Angeles. Gusts pushed flames along brushy ridges in Silverado Canyon and near houses in the sprawling city of Irvine, home to about 280,000 residents. There was no containment.

Two firefighters, one 26 and the other 31 years old, were critically injured while battling the blaze, according to the county’s Fire Authority, which didn’t provide details on how the injuries occurred. They each suffered second- and third-degree burns over large portions of their bodies and were intubated at a hospital, officials said.

In a report to the state Public Utilities Commission, Southern California Edison said it was investigating whether its electrical equipment caused the blaze. The brief report said it appeared that a “lashing wire” that tied a telecommunications line to a support cable may have struck a 12,000-volt conducting line above it, and an investigation was under way.

The report came as SCE shut off power to some 38,000 customers in five counties — including the fire areas — as a safety precuation against gusts knocking down equipment or hurling tree branches or other vegetation into power lines.

More than 90,000 people in the fire area were under evacuation orders. Nearby, a fire in the Yorba Linda area had grown to nearly 4.7 square miles (12.2 square kilometers) and prompted the evacuation of at least 10,000 people, officials said.

At the Irvine-area fire, Kelsey Brewer and her three roommates decided to leave their townhouse before the evacuation order came in. The question was where to go in the pandemic. They decided on the home of her girlfriend’s mother, who has ample space and lives alone.

“We literally talked about it this morning,” Brewer said, adding that she feels lucky to have a safe place to go. “We can only imagine how screwed everyone else feels. There’s nowhere you can go to feel safe.”

Helicopters dropping water and fire retardant were grounded for much of the afternoon because strong winds made it unsafe to fly. However, a large air tanker and other aircraft began making drops again several hours before sunset.

In the northern part of the state, Pacific Gas & Electric began restoring power to some of the 350,000 customers — an estimated 1 million people — in 34 counties that were left in the dark Sunday because of some of the fiercest winds of the fire season.

PG&E said it had restored power to nearly 100,000 customers as winds eased in some areas, with electricity to be back on at the other homes and buildings by Tuesday night after crews make air and ground inspections to make repairs and ensure it’s safe.

A dozen reports of damage had been received, PG&E said.

However, the fire threat was far from over in many parts of PG&E’s vast service area.

“We’re already starting to see winds pick back up,” hitting 50 mph (80.4 kph) in some regions with bone-dry humidity leading to extreme fire danger Monday evening, said Scott Strenfel, PG&E’s head of meteorology.

The winds were expected to calm Monday night before renewing again Tuesday, the National Weather Service warned. Officials extended a red flag extreme fire danger warning through 5 p.m. Tuesday for the region’s eastern and northern mountainous areas.

The safety shut-offs “probably did prevent dangerous fires last night. It’s almost impossible to imagine that winds of this magnitude would not have sparked major conflagrations in years past,” Daniel Swain, a climate scientist with UCLA and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, said on Twitter.

A second round of gusts is predicted to sweep through the same areas Monday night,

Scientists have said climate change has made California much drier, meaning trees and other plants are more flammable. October and November are traditionally the worst months for fires, but already this year 8,600 wildfires in the state have scorched a record 6,400 square miles (16,600 square kilometers) and destroyed about 9,200 homes, businesses and other buildings. There have been 31 deaths.

The electricity shutdowns marked the fifth time this year that Pacific Gas & Electric, the nation’s largest utility, has cut power to customers to reduce the risk of downed or fouled power lines or other equipment that could ignite blazes amid bone-dry weather conditions and gusty winds.

The conditions could equal those during devastating fires in California’s wine country in 2017 and last year’s Kincade Fire that devastated Sonoma County north of San Francisco last October, the National Weather Service said. Fire officials said PG&E transmission lines sparked that fire, which destroyed hundreds of homes and caused nearly 100,000 people to flee.

Many of this year’s devastating fires were started by thousands of dry lightning strikes, but some remain under investigation for potential electrical causes. While the biggest fires in California have been fully or significantly contained, more than 5,000 firefighters remain committed to 20 blazes, state fire officials said.

Rodriguez reported from San Francisco. Associated Press writer Amy Taxin in Orange County, California contributed to this report.

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Schumer Issues Warning To GOP: You May Regret This For ‘A Lot Longer’ Than You Think

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer lambasted the Republican Party’s efforts to push through the Supreme Court confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett on Monday evening, warning his GOP colleagues that they may regret their actions “for a lot longer than they think.”

Schumer was referencing the words of then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2013 after the Democratic-controlled chamber eliminated the 60-vote rule on lower court and executive branch nominations. Republicans eliminated a similar threshold for Supreme Court appointments in 2017, requiring a simple majority instead.

“You’ll regret this, and you may regret it a lot sooner than you think,” McConnell said in 2013. He has since used the rule change to elevate three of President Donald Trump’s appointees to the Supreme Court.

In his floor speech Monday, Schumer said he’d change just one word of that sentiment: “My colleagues will regret this for a lot longer than they think.”

“Today … will go down as one of the darkest days in the 231-year history of the United States Senate,” the New York Democrat said. “Let the record show that tonight the Republican Senate majority decided to thwart the will of the people and confirm a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court in the middle of a presidential election after more than 60 million Americans have voted.”

Democratic leaders, including former President Barack Obama, have called on Schumer to eliminate the Senate filibuster should the party gain control of the chamber in the next election. The filibuster effectively mandates that 60 votes are needed to pass major legislation. Without it, Democrats could dramatically expand the potential for new policies.

Schumer has voiced openness to the idea in recent weeks.

“As for the filibuster, I’m not busting my chops to become majority leader to do very little or nothing done,” the New York senator  said earlier this month. “We are going to get a whole lot done. And, as I’ve said, everything, everything is on the table.”

Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Monday by a vote of 52 to 48, with every Democrat and one Republican voting no. Her confirmation shifts the balance of power on the court deeply to the right, establishing a 6-3 conservative majority that could last for decades.

Monday’s Senate vote ends a weeks-long partisan clash and further solidifies Trump’s imprint on the American judiciary, regardless of the outcome of the Nov. 3 election. Democrats had argued against the appointment of a new justice to replace the seat left vacant following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but Republican vowed to push through Barrett’s nomination and rejected widespread calls of hypocrisy after they had refused to consider President Barack Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland in February 2016.

Schumer said the political brinkmanship by the GOP will not be forgotten any time soon.

“History will record that by brute political force … this Republican majority confirmed a lifetime appointment on the eve of an election,” he said. “A justice who will alter the lives and freedoms of the American people while they stood in line to vote.”

“Here, at this late hour, at the end of this sordid chapter in the history of the Senate, the history of the Supreme Court, my deepest and greatest sadness is for the American people,” Schumer concluded.

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Biden Says He Opposes Term Limits On The Federal Judiciary

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Monday that he opposes term limits for federal judges ― his latest comment on what he would or wouldn’t do to the court system if elected president.

As part of his plan to create a commission to study the federal courts, Biden said he would look at how long justices serve on the Supreme Court. One reporter asked the former vice president if that meant he was open to term limits, to which Biden immediately shook his head and repeated: “No, no, no.”

“No,” he said. “It’s a lifetime appointment. I’m not going to attempt to change that at all.”

Many Democrats have called for judicial reforms, such as term limits and expanding the Supreme Court, particularly after President Donald Trump nominated 48-year-old Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. Biden’s comment on term limits comes the same day the Senate voted to confirm Barrett, which gives Republicans a 6-3 conservative majority on the highest court in the nation.

The Democratic candidate refuses to take a position on adding justices to the Supreme Court if elected president but has repeatedly said he will appoint a bipartisan commission to study judicial reforms. Biden has also been vocally against Trump and Republicans pushing Barrett through the GOP-controlled Senate just weeks before Election Day after refusing to consider President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee in February 2016 because it was an election year.

“There’s some literature among constitutional scholars about the possibility of going from one court to another court and not just always staying the whole time on the Supreme Court. But I have made no judgment,” Biden clarified.

The candidate’s potential commission is “just a group of serious constitutional scholars with a number of ideas about how we should proceed from this point on,” he said. “And that’s what we’re going to be doing. I’m going to give them 180 days, God willing, if I’m elected, and the time I’m sworn in to be able to make such a recommendation.”

House Democrats introduced a bill in September that would establish 18-year term limits for Supreme Court justices. If passed, the act would institute regular appointments to the Supreme Court every two years, with new justices serving for nonrenewable terms. After the 18 years, appointees would become “senior justices” who would be able to temporarily rejoin the court in the event of an unexpected vacancy.

That bill is the first attempt to create term limits via statute instead of a constitutional amendment. Article III of the Constitution allows Congress the authority to regulate the federal judiciary while also providing that federal judges will serve during “good behavior.” The phrase is widely regarded as requiring life tenure, and constitutional scholars are divided over whether Congress can limit that tenure solely via legislation.

Senate Republicans have confirmed hundreds of Trump’s mostly young white male lifetime judges in his first term, filling a staggering number of vacancies left after those same Republicans blocked Obama’s attempts to get nominees confirmed. 

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Republicans Weaponized White Motherhood To Get Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed

When President Donald Trump announced Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee for associate justice of the Supreme Court on Sept. 26, he praised her intellect, her credentials and her legal accomplishments. He also made sure to emphasize another part of her life: her role as a wife and a mother of seven. 

Amy is more than a stellar scholar and judge,” he said during the announcement in the White House Rose Garden. “She is also a profoundly devoted mother. Her family is a core part of who Amy is.”

Barrett also emphasized those aspects of herself, telling those gathered at the COVID-19 superspreader event, “While I am a judge, I’m better known back home as a room parent, carpool driver and birthday party planner. … Our children are my greatest joy, even though they deprive me of any reasonable amount of sleep.” 

On Monday night, against the vocal protestations of Democrats, the GOP-controlled Senate voted 52-48 to confirm Barrett to a lifetime appointment on the nation’s highest court. And Republicans weaponized her whiteness, womanhood and motherhood to do so.

Barrett is poised to be one of the most conservative justices on an already conservative Supreme Court, and at 48, she will likely be serving for decades. Her legal ideology and personal views are a concern to many advocates for women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, immigrant rights and racial justice. In her personal life, she has ties to People of Praise, a fringe Christian group whose adherence to strict gender roles has evoked comparisons to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and she previously served on the board of private Christian schools that effectively barred LGBTQ teachers and the children of LGBTQ parents. Rep. Josh Howley (R-Mo) recently gushed about how Barrett was “the most openly pro-life judicial nominee to the Supreme Court in my lifetime.”

Her voting record also raises red flags for these groups. She has a conservative record on abortion rights and immigration, and she once ruled against a Black man who claimed he had been subjected to a racially hostile work environment, which included his boss calling him the N-word directly. She also has said she considers herself an “originalist,” which means she believes the Constitution must be interpreted in the way it was meant when it was written ― i.e., during a time when only white men were considered Americans worthy of representation and power. And one of her first tasks as associate justice will be to help decide whether the court should hear a case on a 15-week abortion ban from Mississippi that could overturn Roe v. Wade.

But, the prevailing right-wing logic seems to go like this: She’s a woman. She’s a wife. She’s a mother. How dangerous could she really be?

Women have long served as symbols ― wives, mothers, vulnerable individuals in need of protection from other forces. … But they also leverage that to their advantage and make the movement seem benign.
Seyward Darby, author of “Sisters in Hate”

This narrative betrays both a fundamental misunderstanding and co-opting of feminism, and a cynical weaponization of long-held tropes about what the “right” (white) kind of woman and mother looks and acts like.

White women have traditionally been viewed as pure, delicate objects. They are nurturers, caretakers, sacred wombs ― less than ideal wielders of direct, hard power, but always worthy of protection by white men. 

“[Barrett] sits at the top of an often unspoken but very real hierarchy of white womanhood,” said Seyward Darby, author of “Sisters in Hate: American Women on the Front Lines of White Nationalism.” “She never let career get in the way of having a robust family and spiritual life, but she’s also smart and demure and has this wholesome embodiment. [The right tends to] put that type of woman on a pedestal. And by extension, that means there’s no room for other women on the pedestal — single mothers, mothers of color, women who decide not to have children.” 

Throughout the confirmation hearings, Republicans used Barrett’s designation as a working mother as proof of her fitness for the job. “As a mother of seven, Judge Barrett clearly understands the importance of health care,” Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said during the confirmation hearings when Barrett was questioned by Democrats about how she might rule on the Affordable Care Act. (Grassley has been a vocal advocate of dismantling the ACA.)  

They have used her role as a mother as proof of her innate goodness. Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) heaped praise on Barrett as “a remarkable mother” with “seven beautiful children.”

They have used her womanhood as a way to claim that the real marginalized group in this nation is conservative white women. “This hearing is an opportunity to not punch through a glass ceiling, but a reinforced concrete barrier around conservative women,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). “You’re gonna shatter that barrier.”

And they have taken special glee in calling people hypocrites because of their concerns about the impact Barrett’s future rulings might have on their lives. “If liberals actually cared about empowering women, they’d be applauding Judge Amy Coney Barrett — a working mom with impeccable legal credentials,” former Trump White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted last month.

It has been repeatedly implied by Barrett’s supporters that criticism of this particular woman is an attack on all women and all mothers, regardless of how Barrett’s actions stand to impact other women and other mothers.

At the confirmation hearings, Barrett made sure to look the part, dressed in various shades of sweet pink and purple and burgundy. Her demeanor matched the aesthetic. She largely sat stone-faced and unblinking, nodding politely as the senators on the Judiciary Committee spoke. When speaking, she rarely wavered from a soft tone, making jokes about grading her kids’ at-home assignments, while avoiding answering whether she believes states should be able to make it illegal for women to take birth control.

“She wasn’t saying much at all in the hearing,” Darby said. “Saying nothing but seeming nice and seeming competent makes her seem unthreatening, if not likable.”

The projection of harmlessness worked. Before Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court in 2018, just 41% of Americans said they thought he should be confirmed. For Barrett, that support is 51%, including 32% of Democrats. There’s a reason that Kavanaugh’s frothing rage seemed to turn off more people than Barrett’s calm projection of mild niceness.

“Women have long served as symbols: wives, mothers, vulnerable individuals in need of protection from other forces,” Darby said. “They’ve been on a pedestal, a thing that people can rally around. But they also leverage that to their advantage and make the movement seem benign.” 

Historically, women have always played key roles in right-wing movements, just perhaps ones that historians — largely male historians — didn’t quite know how to document. In the wake of the Civil War, the United Daughters of the Confederacy erected Confederate monuments around the nation and helped cement the “Lost Cause” narrative, which held that the cause of the Confederacy was a just one and helped justify Jim Crow laws. White women organized in droves against civil rights efforts and school integration. They led the charge against the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s (see: Phyllis Schlafly). In the 1920s, the women’s wing of the Ku Klux Klan attracted nearly half a million members.

The women’s auxiliary of the Ku Klux Klan of Sayville (New York) at the Peace Monument in Washington, D.C., where they participated in a KKK parade in August 1925.

The KKK is a terror organization. And yet, the way that these “nice white ladies” in the WKKK pitched it, it didn’t sound quite so terrifying — which is exactly what made them so dangerous. According to historian Kathleen Blee, author of “Women of the Klan: Racism and Gender in the 1920s,” their recruitment pamphlets framed their white nationalist agenda quite benignly. They included questions like: “As an enfranchised woman, are you interested in Better Government? Shall we uphold the sanctity of the American Home? Should we not interest ourselves in the Better Education for our children?”

It’s much harder to argue against the vague idea of “better education” than burning crosses.

While the worldview Barrett espouses is by no means the same as the KKK’s, her symbolic power as a white mother and wife — one that can be used to advance a right-wing, pro-natal, anti-abortion, anti-LGBTQ, anti-Black agenda — is derived from the same source. 

“If you can, not just whitewash somebody, but feminize them in a certain way, people are going to think that they’re better, that they’re wholesome, that they’re above the fray,” said Darby, referencing an idea that sociologists have termed the “women are wonderful effect,” which means that people are more likely to ascribe “ideas of goodness” to women, such as the idea that women (and especially white women) are inherently softer, kinder and more nurturing than men.   

“As long as a woman is inhabiting those ideals, people tend to think of them in more positive terms,” Darby said. “Strategically, that has to be something Republicans were thinking about.” 

The irony is, of course, that without feminism — a fundamentally political movement focused on the liberation of women and people of all genders and advanced by women like the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg whose seat Barrett will be filling — Amy Coney Barrett would never be on the Supreme Court. 

She may be a woman and a wife and a mother who wants the best for her children and her community and her nation. But if that community and that nation is envisioned as including only a certain subset of Americans, the end result is just as devastating for those who fall outside of those lines.

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‘Concrete Cowboy’ Film Starring Idris Elba To Hit Netflix Next Year

Netflix has acquired the rights to “Concrete Cowboy,” a movie about Philadelphia’s Black cowboy subculture starring Idris Elba and “Stranger Things” star Caleb McLaughlin, who play father and son

The movie is inspired by the city’s historic Black horseback riding community, the urban riding club Fletcher Street, and by Greg Neri’s novel “Ghetto Cowboy.”

“Concrete Cowboy,” directed by Ricky Staub, is slated to hit Netflix next year, the company announced Monday, though it did not reveal the exact 2021 release date. The cast also includes actors Jharrel Jerome, Lorraine Toussaint and Clifford Smith — also known as rapper Method Man. Staub co-wrote the screenplay with Dan Walser. 

“Concrete Cowboy” follows the story of 15-year-old Cole (McLaughlin), who gets sent to live with his estranged father (Elba) in North Philadelphia.

Elba told Variety last month that there’s been a “mistelling of history around Black people and horses and cowboys.”

McLaughlin told the publication that playing the “Turn Up Charlie” actor’s son was a “dream come true.”

“Concrete Cowboy” premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September after news of the film and its cast was announced last year. The festival offered drive-in screenings and virtual events along with in-person screenings due to the coronavirus pandemic. The movie also landed a spot at the Telluride Film Festival, which was eventually canceled due to the pandemic. 

Speaking about how the pandemic has affected efforts to create buzz around the film, Staub told The New York Times last month (before Netflix acquired “Concrete Cowboy”) that while he felt “huge amounts of gratitude” for what he was able to accomplish with the movie, he was “bummed” about losing the experience of participating in traditional film festivals. 

Director/writer/producer Lee Daniels, who is a producer on “Concrete Cowboy,” told the Times that he was confident the film would be successful despite its premiere being derailed by the pandemic. 

“The work speaks for itself,” he said. “It’s strong.”

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Fortune Feimster Says Concerns For Same-Sex Marriage’s Future Prompted Her To Wed Early

Fortune Feimster surprised fans this weekend by revealing that she and longtime girlfriend Jacquelyn Smith tied the knot

The actor and comedian, whose credits include “The Mindy Project” and “The L Word: Generation Q,” married Smith Friday in Malibu, California. The ceremony was attended by the couple’s Pomeranian rescue, Biggie, who served as ring bearer, along with a handful of guests. It was streamed live over Zoom to both Feimster and Smith’s family members in North Carolina and Michigan, respectively. 

“We purposefully kept it small for the reasons of it being during a pandemic,” Feimster told People in an interview published Sunday. “I think it ended up being even more special for us and for our friends because 2020 has been so overshadowed by so much loss for so many people, and hardships and anxiety. It was just a nice, special, happy day where for one day you didn’t think about that, all the stuff that’s been going on.”

The two women began dating in 2015, just one day after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, and got engaged three years later. 

In June, Feimster wrote on Instagram that the pair had been planning a larger ceremony for their nuptials shortly before the coronavirus pandemic was declared in March. 

She and Smith decided to move forward with their nuptials given renewed concerns over the future of marriage equality. On Monday, the Republican-controlled Senate is expected to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, solidifying a conservative majority on the high court. 

Though recent polls indicate widespread support for same-sex marriage among Americans, many human rights advocates fear that Barrett’s appointment will put marriage equality, along with other LGBTQ rights, in jeopardy

“The fact that our hard-earned right to marry could now be at stake is devastating,” Feimster wrote on Instagram earlier this month. “We will scramble to figure this out before those rights may no longer be available. … To have to continue fighting for this equal right is just wrong.”  

While hopeful that marriage equality “is here to stay,” Feimster told People that she and Smith decided to be “proactive.”

“You just don’t know what will happen when the tide shifts so significantly with the Supreme Court,” she said. “You hope that they listen to the country. I mean, the majority of people support marriage equality. You want that to be the voice that guides them in that decision, but you just don’t know.”