California Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman has all but assured that she will receive very little open support from Hollywood.
Unlike California’s current GOP governor and Dem attorney general, the former eBay executive announced that when elected she will defend Proposition 8, the initiative voted in by Golden State citizens to maintain the traditional definition of marriage.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown have both refused to carry out their sworn duties and defend the constitutional amendment from court challenges. Brown is Whitman's Democrat opponent in the upcoming governor’s race.
In Hollywood, to speak openly in favor of Proposition 8 is pretty much radioactive.
In fact, shortly after Judge Vaughn Walker issued his ruling declaring the amendment unconstitutional, stars were twizzy with excitement as they twittered with approval.
“I am crying with absolute joy! Thank you thank you thank you for letting equality win,” Christina Applegate sobbed, adding that “all men are created equal! Period!!!”
“Prop 8 was struck down! This news is amazing!!!! Its about time! Congrats to everyone!” Kim Kardashian gushed.
“What a huge historical day for equal rights in this country!” Paris Hilton penned. “They finally overturned Prop 8! There shouldn’t be a law on true love. : )”
“Today's landmark ruling declaring Proposition 8 unconstitutional is a testament to the fundamentals on which this great country was built and validates that the discrimination gay couples face must come to an end,” Cindy Lauper proclaimed.
Comedian Margaret Cho chanted, “Down with prop 8!!!! Its prop hate!!!”
“This just in: Equality won!” Ellen DeGeneres exclaimed.
Adam Shankman, the openly gay director of satirical web video “Prop 8: The Musical,” declared, “And justice is served. We are equal once more. God bless the letter of the law.”
Recently outed singer Ricky Martin emoted, "YEAHHHHH!!!!! #PROP8UNCONSTITUTIONAL MOVING FORWARD!!!!!!!! RT please.”
Guess none of these folks will be joining Team Meg anytime soon.