Voice for Equality: Roger Ebert

In the August 27, 2010 entry of his Journal in the "Chicago Sun-Times", film critic Roger Ebert makes a case for the freedom to marry by telling a personal story of his mother supporting a lesbian couple in their desire to get married back in the 1970s: "Public opinion is perceived to be shifting on the topic [marriage equality]. It seems odd to me that on this issue, Barack Obama is more conservative than Dick Cheney, George Bush and my mother."

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Why Neil Patrick Harris is so important to the gay community

Over the weekend, Neil Patrick Harris and his partner of six years, actor David Burtka, announced that they will welcome twins into their family this fall.

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Voice for Equality: Isiah Thomas

Isiah Thomas might not be able to be a consultant for the Knicks while simultaneously coaching Florida International University's men's basketball team.

But while he awaits the NBA's decision, the former Knicks coach is lending his support to a different cause - opposing a ban on the freedom to marry.

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Voice for Equality: Macy Gray

Macy Gray, also credited as Natalie Hinds in her music, is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress, famed for her distinctive raspy voice and a singing style heavily influenced by Billie Holiday.

It was announced by MassEquality in July of 2010 that Ms. Gray would perform a special benefit concert, MACY GRAY - THE SELLOUT - For MassEquality on Thursday, September 30th, 2010 at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116.

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Voice for Equality: Fergie

Stacy Ann Ferguson, better known by her stage name Fergie, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, fashion designer and actress. She was a member of the children's television series "Kids Incorporated," and the girl group Wild Orchid. Ferguson was also a co-host of the television show "Great Pretenders." She is the female vocalist for the hip hop/pop group the Black Eyed Peas, as well as a solo artist, having released her debut album, The Dutchess, in September 2006. The album spawned five Billboard Hot 100 Top 5 singles (three of which went to number one).

In a July 2010 interview with New Music Express speaking about President Obama, she stated, "He's a great speaker and I myself got to go to the White House," she said. "But I wish he would do more for marriage equality. That's the one thing I want to happen!"

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Voice for Equality: Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. He portrayed Stan in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", Inspector David Toschi in the 2007 film "Zodiac" and US Marshal Chuck Aule in "Shutter Island". Ruffalo has also appeared as a romantic leading man in "13 Going on 30" (2004), "Just Like Heaven" (2005) and "Rumor Has It" (2005).

In a July 2, 2010 interview with Fox News' Pop Tarts blog, Ruffalo, starring in "The Kids Are All Right", expressed his support for the freedom to marry and for non-traditional family parenting.

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Voice for Equality: Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue is an Australian pop singer, songwriter, and actress. After beginning her career as a child actress on Australian television, she achieved recognition through her role in the television soap opera "Neighbours" before commencing her career as a recording artist in 1987. Her first single, "Locomotion", spent seven weeks at number one on the Australian singles chart and became the highest selling single of the decade. Minogue returned to prominence in 2000 with the single "Spinning Around" and the dance-oriented album "Light Years", and she performed during the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Her music videos showed a more sexually provocative and flirtatious personality and several hit singles followed. "Can't Get You Out of My Head" reached number one in more than 40 countries, and the album Fever (2001) was a hit throughout the world, including the United States, a market in which Minogue had previously received little recognition.

In June of 2010, Ms. Minogue told a million-strong crowd at Madrid Pride what she thought about the freedom to marry: "Well, I think it should be allowed! I mean, how many countries have caught up with it by now? The earth didn’t cave in. If it’s love, it’s love. And that’s it. That’s all that matters."

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Voice for Equality: Nelsan Ellis

Nelsan Ellis is an award-winning American film and television actor and playwright, best known as Lafayette Reynolds on HBO's "True Blood". Other film and television appearances have included: "The Express", "The Soloist", "Talent", "The Inside", "Veronica Mars" and "Without A Trace".

In a July 2010 "Vibe" interview, Nelsan Ellis of "Trueblood" expressed his support for the freedom to marry: "The beautiful thing about this country is that I can be a Christian and feel free to do so. Or somebody cannot be a Christian and do whatever that entails. Or somebody can be a Christian and still be gay and I support it. Let gay people get married."

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Voice for Equality: Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore is an American actress. She began her acting career in 1983 in minor roles, before joining the cast of the soap opera "As the World Turns", for which she won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1988. She began to appear in supporting roles in films during the early 1990s, achieving recognition in several independent films before her performance in "Boogie Nights" (1997) brought her widespread attention and nominations for several major acting awards.

Her success continued with films such as "The End of the Affair" (1999) and "Magnolia" (1999). She was acclaimed for her portrayal of a betrayed wife in "Far from Heaven" (2002), winning several critic awards as best actress of the year, in addition to several other nominations, including the Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award. The same year she was also nominated for several awards as best supporting actress for her work in "The Hours". In 2009, she was nominated for a Golden Globe for "A Single Man".

In July of 2010, Ms. Moore called upon U.S. legislators to legalize the freedom to marry, insisting people of all sexual orientations should have the same rights.

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Voice for Equality: Maggie Griffin

Maggie Griffin is the mother of comedienne Kathy Griffin, and co-stars with her daughter in a reality show airing on Bravo called "My Life on the D-List". The show follows the struggles of self-proclaimed "D-list" celebrity Kathy Griffin and her climb of the Hollywood ladder.

In this Advocate interview, the reality television star, boxed-wine aficionado, and new author opens up about drinking with Betty White, her “boyfriend” Bill O’Reilly, and why she supports gay rights.

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