Washington, (ANI): Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron is extending support to an upcoming rally for gay marriage in central California. The actress has joined progressive grassroots organization Courage Campaign to encourage everyone to join her at Meet in the Middle for Equality rally, the event slated for Saturday after the California Supreme Court announces its decision on upholding or overturning the anti-gay marriage measure, Prop. 8.
"We know the people whose lives are on the line-those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender-will be there," E! Online quoted Theron as stating in a letter released by Courage Campaign. "But we need everyone there. Especially straight people. "While we don't know when the Supreme Court will rule exactly, we know it will be within the next four weeks.
"Californians need to be prepared to commit right now to go to Fresno on the Saturday after the decision is announced, no matter what that decision may be. "The battle for equality has to be fought in Middle America-in places like Fresno, California-not just in gay-friendly cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles. "California's Central Valley population is far more reflective of national attitudes towards LGBT equality-and until we engage the communities of Middle America, we will not achieve full equality in California," she added.