Monday, 13 October 2008

Heather in Hollywood.

Heather Tom arrives at the Love Honor Cherish gala to raise funds to protect equality by defeating Prop 8, at The Mondrian, West Hollywood (October 12, 2008). Prop 8 seeks to eliminate the rights of same sex couples to marry. Heather was interviewed by Out in Hollywood. Here's what she had to say: "I think it's really about equality, it's about equality and fairness. This whole election season is really these two things. This is really about providing rights and benefits to those who, at this point, are the only group that's it's legal to discriminate against and that's wrong. We look back at the times that interracial marriage was illegal and we're embarrassed by that. I think right now is the time to recify another embarrassment."

What would Katie say? "I DO... vow to love, honor and cherish my niece's husband." That troll (Katie, not Heather)!

(Photos by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)


ms. lee of the lemon drops said...

Defining marriage as between one man and one woman is not taking away anyone's rights. The definition simply distinguishes a union that is biologically capable of producing its own children. Whether a married couple has children or not, I feel like this deserves a separate name--even the potential is kind of a miracle.

Actually this definition can be seen as the ultimate expression of equality our society has to offer: it takes one man and one woman. One could see a lesbian union as a marginalization of men, or a homosexual union as a marginalization of women.

Equality is especially important when it comes to raising children. Children deserve/need a father and a mother. Neither parent should be marginalized.

Yes, many children are already growing up in single-parent homes. Prop 8 should be a reminder to everyone that as a society we need to assist and strengthen families as much as possible. Really, as a society we should be most concerned with the success and health of our families.

peace out

Marone Macaroni said...

Thanks for commenting. I've responded with a new blog entry:
Although we may not see eye-to-eye... peace out