Thursday, October 14, 2010

Kate Siegel - No on Prop 8

What is your job? Actress
 
What social causes are most important to you? LGBT rights.
What charity do you support – and how?
I volunteered for “No On 8” here in California to promote equal marriage rights under the law.

Why do you have a passion for this one in particular, is there a personal tie? 
I think that it is a disgrace to have constitutional amendments to remove civil rights when all people should be equal under the law. I also believe it sets a dangerous precedent for the majority to be deciding rights for a minority.

Is there a particular way you would want to encourage readers to be involved?
If people would just start a dialog about this issue, it becomes very clear that all people want to be treated equally. Some generations and religions have a knee-jerk reaction to LGBT rights that keep these discriminatory laws in place. By educating others, this cause can really be moved forward.

How would you define social responsibility?

A sense of knowing that the world is bigger than your personal needs and wants, and a decision to work to further the quality of life for all people.

Related Links:
United Against H8 : http://www.unitedagainsth8.org/

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