Sean Penn, we love you

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Cross-posted at Equality Fairfax

Last night, Sean Penn was very outspoken about the need to support equality for all, and to overturn Proposition 8 in California because it's the right thing to do. As he accepted the Oscar for his role in the film 'Milk', Penn made a reference to the protestors outside their venue, implying that those who supported Proposition 8 to revoke the civil marriage rights of gay and lesbian couples should reflect on their choice. He wanted them to know and understand that their support was shameful, and that if they don't get that at this point in time, perhaps in the future they or their children will.

This is what I call speaking truth to power. And we need more of our elected leaders, even right here in Virginia, to start doing it. Delegate David Englin is one such Virginia hero to many of us, as he introduced a bill to repeal that stain on the Virginia Bill of Rights known as the "Marshall-Newman Amendment", knowing full well that there was no hope it would even pass out of a subcommittee. Shame on those who impede the full civil rights of any American citizen. I will be reporting more on what happened in this session up to the crossover in subsequent posts. There is reason to hope.

To those Virginians opposing equality who know they're ultimately wrong, even if it's difficult to come to terms---what are you waiting for? Repeal the Marshall-Newman Amendment. Pass anti-discrimination legislation. Get your heads out of your butts. Please do the right thing and be part of the change you know is right. To the rest of you who don't know it's wrong, please take Sean Penn's advice.

Thank you, Sean Penn.

h/t: Eileen Levandoski.

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