Voice for Equality: Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel is an Ameircan actress, musician, and singer-songwriter. In 1999, Deschanel made her film debut in Mumford and soon became known for her deadpan supporting roles in films such as Almost Famous (2000) and The New Guy (2002). She then began playing lead roles in films, including All the Real Girls (2003), Elf (2003), Winter Passing (2005), The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005), Failure to Launch (2006), Tin Man (2007), The Happening (2008),Yes Man (2008), and (500) Days of Summer (2009). Since 2001, Deschanel has performed in the jazz cabaret act If All the Stars Were Pretty Babies with fellow actress Samantha Shelton. She plays keyboards, percussion, banjo and ukulele. She has sung in several of her films, and her debut album Volume One (recorded with M. Ward under the moniker, She & Him) was released on March 18, 2008. Learn more here.

Ms. Deschanel was photographed wearing a White Knot at the Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, CA on February 21, 2009. The White Knot for Equality organization is dedicated to the idea of marriage equality. One of their quotes is “Everyone should have the right to tie the knot,” and they illustrate this point by producing and distributing White Knots nationally and worldwide. They encourage marriage equality supporters to “wear the White Knot every day to show support and to create conversation. Share the White Knot and spread the word that all loving couples deserve the same legal rights, benefits, and respect that civil marriage bestows." [Link]

Freedom to Marry salutes newlywed Zooey Deschanel as a Voice for Equality!

If Zooey's support moves you, why not take action? Link to No on 1/Protect Maine Equality to find out how you can help with the vital work of preserving marriage equality in Maine!

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