Monday, February 09, 2009

Leading the fight

Milk writer and Writers Guild Award winner Dustin Lance Black rallies the WGA audience with a political acceptance speech. (Gold Rush)

His speech, emotionally delivered and punctuated by a standing ovation from the assembled industryites, had a strong anti-Prop 8 message: No more of this state-by-state stuff. If there are ever to be equal rights for the gay community, he said, it will have to come from the federal level.

He asked his fellow writers to join him in advocating for federal protection, not just for gays but for all groups that face discrimination. "We still have a long way to go for equal rights for everyone in this country."

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