This was exactly the type of response organizers against proposition 8 — which seeks to reinstate the ban on same-sex marriage in California — were hoping for when Brad Pitt announced $100K in funding last week. Hot on the heels of his donation, Steven Spielberg and wife Kate Capshaw have followed through with their own $100K of support.
“By writing discrimination into our state constitution, Proposition 8 seeks to eliminate the right of each and every citizen in our state to marry regardless of sexual orientation,” Spielberg and Capshaw said in a statement. “Such discrimination has no place in California’s constitution, or any other.”
Supporters of Proposition 8 claim that Hollywood is once again out of touch with the average American. “With wealthy Hollywood lining up to destroy marriage, we call on every concerned citizen to donate $15 for every Brad Pitt movie they have ever seen,” wrote Karen England, manager for the Yes on Proposition 8 campaign.
The average American, we hope, isn’t an ignorant and insensitive fool with nothing better to do than rally against the union of two people who love each other. The failure of Prop 8 will lend a lot of weight to that statement. For more information, check out the website “Vote No For Prop 8“.