Voice for Equality: Phyllis Newman
April 21, 2009Actress Phyllis Newman has starred in countless Broadway plays from her debut in Wish You Were Here (1952) to her Tony-award winning performance in I Can Get it for You Wholesale.
Newman has also appeared in numerous T.V. shows including One Life to Live; Murder, She Wrote; and Coming of Age. Newman survived a bout with cancer and recently returned on stage once again in Broadway for a New America: Standing Up for Marriage Equality and a Progressive Agenda for Change.
As part of her performance, Newman delivered a poignant message from the Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia (which struck down racial discrimination in marriage). Under the spotlight, Newman recited the defendant's words: "'Today young people realize that if someone loves someone they have the right to marry...no matter their race, sex, no matter their sexual orientation, [all] should have that same freedom to marry. Government has no business imposing some people's religious beliefs over others, especially if it denies people's civil rights.'"
Freedom to Marry is grateful to Chaya Himelfard for nominating Phyllis Newman as a Voice for Equality!
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