Madonna slams Proposition 8 passage
At Dodger Stadium, Madonna took time out from her concert to praise the election of Barack Obama and also express her disappointment that Prop. 8, which bans same-sex marriage, was approved by California voter. So says our spy, The Times' Molly Hennessy-Fiske. Listen to Madonna's take here. More from Popsquire:
During a celebratory moment for President-elect Barack Obama, M also commented on Calfornia’s Prop 8. She expressed disappointment that “we didn’t win” and offered hope to the audience when she said, “If we can have an African American president, we can have gay marriage!”
Of course, some people were interviewed on TV last night complaining that the big anti-Proposition 8 march in Westwood made them late to see Madonna. The rally generated national press coverage but also clogged traffic for hours. The Times' Jessica Garrison looks at how the No-on-8 forces became obsessed with Mormons:
During the campaign, a website established by Proposition 8 opponents used campaign finance data and other public records to track Mormon political contributions to the Yes-on-8 campaign. Opponents estimated that members of the church had given more than $20 million, but the amount is difficult to confirm since the state does not track the religious affiliation of donors.
-- Shelby Grad
Photo: Britney Spears and Madonna lock lips at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards. Credit: WireImage