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]
"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]
"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]
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. [Link]
GLAAD blogs about Dustin Lance Black's acceptance speech at the Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay of Milk. Black talks about how Harvey Milk's life gave him hope: "It gave me the hope to live my life, it gave me the hope to one day live my life openly as who I am and that maybe even I could fall in love and one day get married." (Link)
Equality California Institute board member Wanda Sykes recorded a video message asking folks to join the Let California Ring coalition on a new campaign to spark conversations and open hearts and minds. [Link]
The Washington Post took a closer look at the Harvey Milk biopic Milk's Oscar chances, as well as the film's significance to the LGBT community and American culture after the passage of Prop. 8. [Link]
Suze Orman calls it a “travesty” that Prop 8 in CA and Prop 2 in FL passed, says everyone deserves the same economic benefits and the right to be loved, and closes with her valentine’s wish for marriage equality.