THE NEXT ROUND

Thanks For The Support, Celebrities. Just Don’t Forget About Us In 2012, Okay?


 

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. The New York wedding Grand Prix is on and first celebrities up to engagement-announce are Mr. Neil Patrick Harris and Mr David Burtka. The couple is already parenting twins so now their toddlers can be adorable ring-bearers when the special day comes. Ain’t love grand?

It was heartening to see the outpouring of celebrity support before the historic New York vote. Obviously, it’s impossible to quantify what a bloc of actors and other cultural icons bring to the table. You can debate the inherent value of a famous person’s endorsement all day, but the fact is that when they speak a lot of people still respond, for better or worse. And we’re probably better off with them than without them in this ongoing civil rights battle.

Let’s just hope they don’t forget about the non-New-York people in the midwest come 2012. In Minnesota, a ban on marriage equality is going to the ballot box and deeply unpleasant people like Republican Presidential Candidate Michelle Bachmann are already stumping for its approval. It’ll get uglier before then.

So yeah, Alec Baldwin and Christina Applegate and Lea Michele and Darren Criss and Naya Rivera and Russell Simmons and Joy Behar and Pink and Elizabeth Banks, your pro-us tweets were all very welcome. Keep on doing that, please. As long as we still live in a place where our rights are put up for a vote, whether among legislators or everyday citizens, we’re going to need all the help we can get.

Proof: This absolutely baffling exhange…