Out of ‘Milk,’ Perhaps a Little Human Kindness Toward Gay Rights

Washington Post
February 21, 2009
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]

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Suze Orman’s Valentine’s Wish: Marriage Equality


The Suze Orman Show

February 14, 2009

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.

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Soap Features Daytime TV’s First Lesbian Wedding

CNN
February 16, 2009
ABC's All My Children featured daytime TV's first wedding of a lesbian couple when the characters Bianca and Reese exchanged vows. GLAAD's Neil Giuliano: "It's reality. So when we see a lesbian couple getting married on daytime drama, it simply reflects what's happening in the real world." [Link]

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“Created Equal” by MC Flow

San Diego Reader
December 28, 2008
San Diego rapper MC Flow's new video for "Created Equal" continues the project born on November 5, after Californians opposing legalized marriage between gay couples voted Proposition 8 into law. Local hip-hop artist MC Flow responded in verse, and the video for the song was filmed on the streets of San Diego, with cameos by a number of sign-carrying (if not flag-waving or Bible-thumping) locals. [Link]

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Eartha Kitt A Friend To The Gay Community

On Top Magazine
December 27, 2008
“I support it [marriage equality] because we're asking for the same thing. If I have a partner and something happens to me, I want that partner to enjoy the benefits of what we have reaped together. It's a civil-rights thing, isn't it?” she added. [Link]

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“Please don’t divorce…” Courage Campaign community photo project

Courage Campaign
December 23, 2008
Julia Rosen writes, "It's time to put a face to Ken Starr's shameful legal proceedings. To put a face to the 18,000 couples facing forcible divorce. To put a face to marriage equality. Because, gay or straight, YOU are the face of the Marriage Equality Movement." [Link]

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Wicked’ Composer Won’t Withhold Work from LDS Groups over Prop 8

The Salt Lake Tribune
December 16, 2008
Though he says he found Mormons' extensive support of the Prop. 8 campaign "reprehensible," Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz says he has no plans to withhold the use of his songs from Utah- or Mormon-related singing groups. [Link]

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Writer Patricia Cornwell Speaks Out for Marriage

Reuters
December 11, 2008
Openly lesbian crime writer Patricia Cornwell is speaking out about her personal life, her marriage, and her support of marriage equality: "If people like me don't take a stand then it will only get worse. We just want to live and let live and be treated in the same way straight people are treated." [Link]

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Jon Stewart interviews Mike Huckabee about marriage

The Daily Show
December 9, 2009









Jon Stewart: "I think it's a travesty that people have forced someone who is gay to have to 'make their case' that they deserve the same basic rights." [Link]

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Marc Shaiman on ‘Prop 8 — The Musical’

New York Times
December 4, 2008
The musical itself is the brainchild of Marc Shaiman, the composer of the film and stage musical “Hairspray,” as well as some of the filthier songs in “South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut.” Assembled in a week, it’s also the result of a process that began when Mr. Shaiman learned that Scott Eckern, the musical director of Sacramento’s California Musical Theater, had donated money to a Yes-on-Prop 8 campaign. The proposition has already passed, and Mr. Eckern has since resigned, so what has Mr. Shaiman gained from this video? He discusses the creation of “Prop 8­–The Musical” in a Q&A. [Link]

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