Look out Miss California!
Charlize Theron is rallying support for the campaign for gay marriage. She’s even written an open letter calling for people of all sexual preferences to join in an upcoming demonstration in California.
Charlize has teamed up with the Courage Campaign to draw people in for a rally in Fresno . She says, "We know the people whose lives are on the line - those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender - will be there. But we need everyone there. Especially straight people."
In the next few weeks, the California Supreme Court will be deciding on lawsuits filed against Prop 8, which is ballot that outlawed same-sex marriage. Charlize and her activists are planning the rally for the following weekend, regardless of the outcome.
Charlize added, "While we don't know when the Supreme Court will rule exactly, we know it will be within the next four weeks. Californians need to be prepared to commit right now to go to Fresno on the Saturday after the decision is announced, no matter what that decision may be. The battle for equality has to be fought in Middle America - in places like Fresno, California - not just in gay-friendly cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles. California's Central Valley population is far more reflective of national attitudes towards LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) equality - and until we engage the communities of Middle America, we will not achieve full equality in California."
Charlize concluded by saying, "I don't like living in an elitist world, it bothers me. I don't want to be part of an elitist sexual preference. It bothers me, maybe it's because I come from a country where I lived under apartheid but this is a form of apartheid and I don't want to be a part of that."