Ellen on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

glaadBLOG
October 1, 2008
In case you missed it, Ellen DeGeneres appeared on the September 29th broadcast of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Ellen talked with Leno about her recent wedding. (Longer excerpt than the last one we posted) [Link]

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Fall Out Boy Donates $50k to Fight Anti-Gay Ban

GayWired.com
October 2, 2008
Pete Wentz and his band Fall Out Boy just gave $50,000 to California's No on 8 campaign, the effort to stop a state constitutional amendment that would overturn the legalization of same-sex couples' marriages. [Link]

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Ellen’s Plea - ‘‘The Tonight Show’’

AOL Television
September 30, 2008
The 50-year-old talk show queen talked about a cause dear to her heart, voting NO to Proposition 8 on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. [Link]

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‘Love Poem’: Biblical defense of marriage equality targets Prop. 8

Los Angeles Times
September 30, 2008
What might surprise some is the reverent and tender approach Barton takes in directing "Love Poem," a two-minute video urging a "no" vote that would preserve gay couples' marriages. The text is from the New Testament -- Chapter 13 of the apostle Paul's first letter to the Corinthians -- delivered in multiple voices by more than 15 members and supporters of Rude Guerrilla. [Link]

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A No on 8 Challenge to Hollywood

Variety's Wilshire & Washington
September 30, 2008
Jonathan Lewis, entrepreneur and political activist and scion of the Cleveland-based insurance fortune, is pledging to chip in $500,000 to defeat Proposition 8 if the entertainment industry does the same. [Link]

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Pete Wentz Gives Props to Marriage Equality

TMZ.com
September 30, 2008
Although wife Ashlee Simpson (who is about to pop) was nowhere in sight, the Fall Out Boy showed up at a No on Prop 8 fundraiser at Gallery 1988 in Hollywood on Sunday. Other civil rights supporters in the house included "Scrubs" star Sarah Chalke and members of Linkin Park. [Link]

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Our position on California’s No on 8 campaign

The Official Google Blog
September 26, 2008
"[W]hile there are many objections to this proposition -- further government encroachment on personal lives, ambiguously written text -- it is the chilling and discriminatory effect of the proposition on many of our employees that brings Google to publicly oppose Proposition 8." [Link]

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Thank You, Brad…Now, Where Are the Others?

The Huffington Post
September 24, 2008
John Henning commends Brad Pitt on his donation to the campaign opposing Prop. 8, but wonders why other A-list celebrities who publicly support LGBT equality have not also contributed. [Link]

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Steven Spielberg Donates $100,000 To Fight Discrimination

The Huffington Post
September 23, 2008
In a statement, the Spielbergs said: "By writing discrimination into our state constitution, Proposition 8 seeks to eliminate the right of each and every citizen in our state to marry regardless of sexual orientation. Such discrimination has NO place in California's constitution, or any other." [Link]

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Laughing matter: Joan Rivers visits San Diego for a ‘No on 8’ fund-raiser

Gay & Lesbian Times
September 11, 2008
When asked her thoughts on marriage, Joan Rivers responded, "It's wonderful. It really gives you someone who’s got your back. It really gives you something you don’t have when you just live with someone. It’s that great, final commitment, and it’s amazing – when it’s a good marriage. And when it’s a bad marriage, as I’ve always joked, I say, 'Why shouldn’t the gays be allowed to suffer the same as the straights?' There is nothing like saying, 'I commit to you.'" [Link]

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