Dear Governor Schwarzenegger –
This season, American Idol welcomes its first openly gay contestant. Leo Marlowe began his audition saying that his “Mom always said she raised the perfect homecoming queen. It just wasn’t one of her daughters.”
Simon thinks he’s a good, honest kid; Paula thinks he’s a “touchdown!” and Randy said he was “rockin’ the bells.”
Along with the other Omaha finalists – Angelica Puente, David Cook, Johnny Escamilla, Jason Rich and Rachael Wicker – American Idol is finally showing that the Heartland has heart in its soul.
Governor, please make California the kind of a place where all these contestants can find their dream, if not to make music, at least to marry the person they love. Tell your party and the State Supreme Court that all Californians deserve freedom – the same freedom to marry.