Rachel Maddow Show We Are Gathered Here Today

May 27, 2009

Rachel Maddow reports on nationwide protests occurring after the Calif. Supreme Court's ruling on Prop. 8, and notes that the marriage equality movement seems to be gathering even more momentum in the wake of this setback. [Link]

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Levi’s Adopts a Tie-In With a Symbol of the Freedom to Marry

New York Times
May 26, 2009
Levi’s is getting in the spirit of the season by dressing its storefront mannequins in white. In Levi’s-owned stores in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco, that means more than just marking the passing of Memorial Day, the traditional date to begin wearing white: in 20 stores, the mannequins’ white Levi’s jeans and shirts are adorned with White Knots, a symbol of solidarity with the marriage equality movement. [link]

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The Way We Live Now:  Queer Developments

New York Times
May 21, 2009
When historians look back on the culture clashes of the 1990s, perhaps the closest thing they will find to a political trendsetter is an oddball like Jesse Ventura, who supported the freedom to marry then and embodied the enlightened libertarianism that would ultimately enable many Americans to accept a once unthinkable idea. History will record that neither then nor later was there a national party he could call his own. [link]

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Marie Osmond: So what if my daughter is gay?

Kansas City Star
May 21, 2009

Singer Marie Osmond, who is a Mormon, acknowledged that one of her daughters is a lesbian and vocally affirmed her support on Entertainment Tonight. [Link]

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Oprah talks marriage equality

The Oprah Winfrey Show
May 2, 2009

Oprah Winfrey and panel, including actor Hugh Jackman, Oprah's openly gay decorator-in-chief Nate Barkus, and a lesbian couple who were married in Iowa, supportively discuss marriage equality. [Link]

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Stage, Screen Stars Come Out to Support Equal Rights to Marriage

The Alternative Press
April 20, 2009

On Monday, April 13, the stars gathered at the Peter Norton Symphony Space on the Upper West Side in New York City for "Broadway for a New America: Standing Up for Marriage Equality and a Progressive Agenda for Change." While the music was themed around love and marriage – for everybody – participants, who are arguably among the most talented people on the planet, made their point with touch-notch music and drama. (Link)

Here's a video from the event of Phyllis Newman reading "Loving for All," Mildred Loving's letter in support of the freedom to marry, at Broadway for a New America:

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RUSSELL SIMMONS: Dear Governor Paterson (An Open Letter)

Huffington Post
April 17, 2009

"As your friend and supporter, we know you can do much more, if you forget about what the poll numbers say and let your heart lead. You have recently done this in showing support for the legalization of gay marriage. History will show you are right and will we support you on this issue." [Link]

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Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Heidi Montag Tweet About Marriage

April 22, 2009

Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears have taken to Twitter to support marriage equality, just days after Miss California Carrie Prejean sparked controversy during Sunday night's Miss USA competition when asked by celeb blogger Perez Hilton if more states should grant gay and lesbian couples the protections and responsibilities of marriage. [Link]

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The Colbert Coalition’s Anti-Gay Marriage Ad

The Colbert Report
April 16, 2009

There's a giant gay storm gathering, and before long the winds will be blowing each other. "Remember, when the gay community is granted personal freedoms, ours is taken away. How? Shhh."(06:11) [Link]

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Gathering Storm Spoof

April 13, 2009

New spoofs and parodies are being made every day. [Link]

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