Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Singer Belinda Carlisle has filmed a PSA in support of gay marriage equality and asks for donations for Maine’s No on 1 campaign. In the video, Carlisle says she recorded the video as a musician but as a mom:
“My son, James, is gay, and I want him and every other gay person out there to have the same opportunities and rights that I’ve had in life.”
The Maine legislature extended marriage equality to same-sex couples in May, but opponents — with the help of the Catholic church, are working to overturn the law before it goes into effect. Carlisle, who lives in France, urges viewers to visit ProtectMaineEquality.org and make a donation.
“Together, let’s affirm equal rights for all Americans and give hope to young gay people, like my son, for a better future.”
Carlisle’s 17-year-old son, James Duke Mason, is a former congressional page and an outspoken proponent of gay rights. Mason has developed a following on Facebook and YouTube by urging young gays and lesbians to become politically active.