March 2022 Current Events: U.S. News

Updated April 7, 2022 | Ayomiposi Oshomoji

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  1. Oscars Changes Prove Controversial
  2. "Don't Say Gay" Bill Prompts Protests

Oscars Changes Prove Controversial


Photo Source: The Quint

The Oscars, often a source of contention, are arousing controversy with some changes to their program. To follow the current year's theme of 'Movie Lovers Unite,' The Academy teamed up with Twitter to create a new category named the 'Oscars Fan Favorite' where Twitter users can vote for nominated films in the categories for favorite film of the year and favorite movie moment. Many are calling it a dubious consolation prize to appease fans of superhero films, which have never been contenders for Best Picture despite their popularity. This year's ceremony will also be shorter; many awards will be given off-camera, including documentary short, film editing, makeup and hairstyling, original score, production design, animated short, live action short, and sound. Although many have bemoaned the length of the awards show, some see these changes as diminishing the role of skilled production and technical work in film-making, and devaluing non-feature films.
Source: L.A. Times

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"Don't Say Gay" Bill Prompts Protests


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Florida's "Parental Rights In Education" Bill is poised to come into effect on July 1 following successful votes in the state House and Senate, and stated approval by Governor Ron DeSantis. The text of the legislation states, “classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through [third grade]” or “in a manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards” in other grades. It also extends parents the right to sue a school district and a court may award damages if it finds out that a school violated the measure. The bill has prompted widespread opposition, including walkouts at prominent corporations like Disney.
Source: The Independent

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