Voice for Equality: Bill Maher

William "Bill" Maher is an American stand-up comedian, television host, social and political commentator, and author. Before his current role as the host of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher hosted a similar late-night talk show called Politically Incorrect on Comedy Central and later on ABC. Maher is known for his political satire and sociopolitical commentary. His commentaries target a wide swath of topics: religion, politics, bureaucracies of many kinds, political correctness, the mass media, greed among people and persons in positions of high political and social power, among many others. Learn more here.

On October 9, 2009, Mr. Maher wrote an Op-Ed piece for the Huffington Post with the headline: New Rule: Everyone Deserves Equal Rights. Included in his remarks:
Tomorrow night President Obama will speak before a gay rights group, and on Sunday there will be a massive gay rally in Washington... Which makes this weekend the perfect time for Obama to announce he's repealing "don't ask, don't tell" and committing to a full-throated endorsement of marriage equality.
He went on to facetiously explain that conservatives are easily distracted and that pushing the freedom to marry to the forefront of political discourse would probably enable the passage of health care reform and climate initiatives - but beneath the humor, his equality message was clear. [Link]

Freedom to Marry salutes Bill Maher as a Voice for Equality! Learn about other Voices for Equality here.

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