Sunday, November 16, 2008

Comedienne Sykes Comes Out ... In Life and for Marriage

Several celebrities in the last week have come out in support of same-sex marriage and against the passage of Prop. 8 in California, people like George Clooney and Ellen DeGeneres. But someone who came out this weekend in support at a rally in Las Vegas also had a surprising announcement.

Actress and comedienne Wanda Sykes came out in support of same-sex marriage because she says she married her partner on Oct. 25 in California. I didn't see that coming but I'm glad Sykes was able to get married before it was banned. While her marriage is in limbo now because of Prop. 8, we now have another strong voice in the movement. Her comment from a New York Times article: "I felt like I was being attacked, personally attacked — our community was attacked."

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