Un brinco hacia delante y un paso hacia atrás
Mientras que la mayoría de Hollywood está extasiada con la victoria de Barack Obama la semana pasada, la exaltación ha sido balanceada con la decepción que causó la aprobación de la Propuesta 8 de California la cual prohíbe el matrimonio gay. Muchos ven esto como un tema más importante, que infringe los derechos constitucionales y miles se han manifestados y protestado en las calles diariamente.
While most of Hollywood is ecstatic about Barack Obama’s victory last week, the elation is tempered with disappointment over the passing of California’s Proposition 8 which bans gay marriage. Many see this as a bigger issue, infringing on constitutional rights, and thousands have taken to the streets for daily protest demonstrations.
Two days after the election last week, a massive protest march was taking place a few blocks from the BAFTA Britannia Awards, and several stars – including Angelica Huston, Patricia Clarkson and James Cromwell - walking the red carpet voiced their support. “I think it might be an idea to go out and join them shortly,” said Sean Penn. “It was a shameful decision.” The cause is particularly poignant for Penn who stars in MILK, the bio-pic about Harvey Milk, the politician-activist who fought the conservative tide to ban gay teachers and state workers and was later assassinated.
On TheSailyBeast.com, singer Melissa Etheridge (who married her longtime partner in 2003) posted a blog stating that without the right to marry in California she didn’t think she should have to pay taxes because “I am not a full citizen.”
During her concert at Dodger stadium, Madonna told the crowd, “I’m glad that African Americans are finally equal, but sad because the gay and lesbian community is obviously not.” Christina Aguilera voiced the same sentiments in an MTV interview. “I think it’s discrimination. I don’t understand how people can be so closed minded and judgemental. We chose an African-American president who means so much in a time in history of great change and open mindedness. Why is this any different?”
Lindsay Lohan’s gal pal Samantha Ronson blogged her frustration on MYSpace. “I guess people care more about farm animals than they do for their fellow man, that’s really sad to me. Yes, I am glad that chickens will have more room and better conditions as they wait to die, but I just think it’s frightening that people show more compassion for tomorrow’s dinner than for the chef.”
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