"I play a gay married man on television and in the movie but in real life I am just a gay California man," Spearman says. "Now I have the right to get married in California .. and there are a group of people who want to take that away from me. They want to write inequality into the straight constitution and turn back the clock and take away my civil rights. I am fighting hard so that will not happen."
Spearman, who is on the board of Equality California and the No on Prop 8 campaign, recently headlined a news conference featuring several black pastors against the toxic ballot initiative. One on the ministers is California SCLC President Rev. Eric Lee, who blasted black mega-church pastors who are embracing the discriminatory, anti-gay measure.
In a previous post, one reader described Doug Spearman as the "quiet giant" of the Noah's Arc. We'd have to agree. Spearman isn't the star, isn't the sex symbol and doesn't have the most memorable lines. But he was the only principal cast member who was openly gay during the run of the show, and, off-screen has been extremely dedicated to gay rights and equality. Simple, powerful, effective.