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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Charlize Theron compares US marriage laws to apartheid

SF Gay and Lesbian Examiner
April 12, 2009

South African-born actress Charlize Theron calls US marriage laws "a form of apartheid". The Oscar winner and Dior model said, "I don't like living in an elitist world, it bothers me. I don't want to be part of an elitist sexual preference. It bothers me. Maybe it's because I come from a country where I lived under apartheid. This is a form of apartheid and I don't want to be a part of that." [Link]

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Evan Wolfson: Winning the Freedom to Marry? Cue the Attack on the Gays!

The Huffington Post
April 13, 2009
"The millions of dollars that NOM and its backers threaten to spend fostering yet another cultural and political war against gay people and threatening civil rights protections would be better spent addressing the real problems facing all our families today. What's truly scary is they don't seem to be feeling that love." [Link]

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When marriage equality has come to Iowa and Vermont, does it matter if Adam Lambert is gay?

New York Times
April 10, 2009
"What is notable is the intensity of the insinuations caroming around the Internet and in certain corners of the mainstream press -- that and the fact that even asking whether a gay contestant can win a broadly popular reality show, whose survivors are selected by public acclaim, seems increasingly anachronistic in light of decisions in Iowa and Vermont to extend marriage rights to gay men and lesbians." [Link]

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Portia De Rossi “Apologizes” For Marrying Ellen (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post
March 21, 2009
Portia De Rossi appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" land talked about being a teenage model and her new show "Better Off Ted." She also brought with her a new PSA she made about marriage and Prop 8.

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