Last week the California Supreme Court ruled Proposition 8, the anti-same sex marriage amendment, would be on the November ballot and citizens could vote upon the right of gays and lesbians to marry. Add one more name to those opposing the amendment: Isaiah Washington.
Outsports reports that when publicist to the stars Howard Bragman recently married his longtime partner, he requested to "friends and family that they donate to Equality California to stop the anti-marriage amendment. Well, we’ve heard that people are ponying up in Bragman’s and his partner’s name, and chief among them is Isaiah Washington, a client of Bragman."
Bragman tells Outsports' Cyd Ziegler, "[Isaiah] said he wishes us all the best and he supports the rights of others in our community to get married."
Washington was fired from Grey's Anatomy after his highly-publicized behind-the-scenes drama with the then-outed costar T.R. Knight, and, saying the word faggot in the cast acceptance speech at the Golden Globes. Washington's remarks were confusing because in 1996 he portrayed a very fierce gay character in Spike Lee's Get on the Bus and previously spoke out against homophobia. After becoming persona non grata in the gay community, the actor was featured in a series of PSAs for GLAAD.
It's time to put the Isaiah Washington drama behind us. He made a mistake, apologized fully, and, is putting his face on an awareness campaign and donating money to the fight for marriage equality. Sounds like more than a sufficient apology, imho.
Isaiah Washington Supports Gay Marriage [Outsports]
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