Voice for Equality: Kyra Sedgwick

Kyra Sedgwick, best known for her role on TNT's "The Closer" series for which she won an Emmy in August of 2010, will be among the stars hosting a special performance of Terrence McNally's "Some Men" on Monday, October 4, 2010 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA to benefit the Courage Campaign Institute's "Testimony" project.

The Testimony project is designed to bring the Prop 8 trial into the lives of Americans and empower them - gay and straight - to share their stories and change the way America thinks about LGBT rights.

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Wyoming and nine other states file anti-gay Amicus Brief in Prop 8 Appeal

Wyoming and nine other states have filed an anti-gay amicus brief in the Prop 8 appeal case saying the Constitution does not require marriage to include same-sex couples and that states, not federal courts, have final say in whether to honor the freedom to marry.

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Portia DeGeneres, Traditional Wife To A Wife

A Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner granted Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality, Portia de Rossi's request to take the last name of her partner during a closed hearing Thursday. The television star will now legally be known as Portia Lee James DeGeneres.

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Voice for Equality: Barbara Pierce Bush

Barbara Pierce Bush is the elder of the fraternal twin daughters (the other is Jenna Hager, née Bush) of the 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, and the granddaughter of the 41st U.S. President George H. W. Bush.

On September 23, 2010, Ms. Bush attended a fundraiser for the pro-freedom to marry American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) in New York City at the Mandarin Oriental in the Time Warner Center. The fundraiser which raised more than $1.2 million to fight Prop 8 in the 9th Circuit and the United States Supreme Court was co-chaired by former Republican National Committee Chair/Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts partner Ken Mehlman, Paypal Co-Founder Peter Thiel and Elliott Management hedge fund CEO Paul Singe.

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Voice for Equality: Jason Ritter

Jason Ritter, the son of late actor John Ritter and probably best known for his role as Kevin Girardi in the television series "Joan of Arcadia," will be among the stars participating in a special performance of Terrence McNally's "Some Men" on Monday, October 4, 2010 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA to benefit the Courage Campaign Institute's "Testimony" project.

The Testimony project is designed to bring the Prop 8 trial into the lives of Americans and empower them - gay and straight - to share their stories and change the way America thinks about LGBT rights.

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Voice for Equality: Sally Field

Sally Field, whose career has included major roles in American TV/film culture for five decades, will be among the stars hosting a special performance of Terrence McNally's "Some Men" on Monday, October 4, 2010 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA to benefit the Courage Campaign Institute's "Testimony" project.

The Testimony project is designed to bring the Prop 8 trial into the lives of Americans and empower them - gay and straight - to share their stories and change the way America thinks about LGBT rights.

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Despite Setback, Gay Rights move forward

Efforts that could lead to a reversal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that prohibits openly gay soldiers from serving in the military may have stalled in the United States Senate, but the legal fight is advancing in the federal courts along with other important gay rights litigation.

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Voice for Equality: Angela Lansbury

Angela Lansbury, whose celebrated career in theatre, television and films has spanned seven decades, will be among a list of stars hosting a special performance of Terrence McNally's "Some Men" on Monday, October 4, 2010 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA to benefit the Courage Campaign Institute's "Testimony" project.

The Testimony project is designed to bring the Prop 8 trial into the lives of Americans and empower them - gay and straight - to share their stories and change the way America thinks about LGBT rights.

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Voice for Equality: Lisa Kudrow

Lisa Kudrow, best known for her role as Phoebe Buffay in the television sitcom "Friends," will be among a list of stars hosting a special performance of Terrence McNally's "Some Men" on Monday, October 4, 2010 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA to benefit the Courage Campaign Institute's "Testimony" project.

The Testimony project is designed to bring the Prop 8 trial into the lives of Americans and empower them - gay and straight - to share their stories and change the way America thinks about LGBT rights.

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Prop 8 backers target trial judge in urging appeal

The defendant-intervenors in the federal Proposition 8 trial filed papers on Friday criticizing Judge Vaughn Walker and requesting that the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals disregard testimony in the case.

American Foundation for Equal Rights President Chad Griffin, whose organization organized and funded the lawsuit that led to Walker's ruling, said: "'The fact remains that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional, as was proven conclusively and unequivocally through a full federal trial. There is no getting around the fact that the court's decision was based on our nation's most fundamental principles, and that the Constitution does not permit unequal treatment under the law."

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