A public service announcement about the dangerous individuals that oppose marriage equality.
- May 05, 2013
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Starring - Jesse Tyler Ferguson, George Takei, Bradley Goreski, John Reynolds & Deborah Tarica
Written and Directed by Lauren Palmigiano
Edited by Chris Willett
Produced by Betsy Koch & Ross Buran
Director of Photography - Brett Pawlak
2nd Team Camera Op - Matthew Sweeney
1st AC - Chris Arata
Gaffer - Peter Mosiman
Key Grip - Craig Massie
Production Designer - Tricia Robertson
Wardrobe - Amber Hamzeh
Hair & Make up - Emily Rae
Key PA - Andrew Grissom
PA - Ryan Phillips
May 05, 2013
(classical music plays)
George: I'm George Takei.
I'm a person ...a Trekkie,
and a bow tie enthusiast.
I need to talk to you about
something very important;
This is a typical American neighborhood;
friendly faces and quiet streets ...
But there is one person
living on this street
who's orientation threatens
to destroy society.
There's Dale Wilson struggling
with his lawn mower.
What you can't tell about
Dale is that he's sick.
He opposes marriage equality.
Dale looks normal, but he gives off clues
of his prejudice with buzz words like
pro-family, traditional marriage or
Dale wants to restrict
marriage to a man and a woman.
He doesn't care whether
the couple just met
on a drunken trip to Vegas, a reality show
or if they're only
marrying for a green card.
Dale would let any two idiots marry unless
those two idiots are gay.
Dale likes to say that same-sex
couples will hurt marriage,
but Dale has been divorced twice.
His third marriage to Joan is, well ...
take a look at her ...
she doesn't look happy, does she?
Dale's dangerous opinions threaten to keep
over 1,110 rights away from gay couples;
everything from tax
deductions to property rights.
But that's not the worst part ...
The most offensive symptom
of Dale's ignorance
is that he robs same-sex couples
of their big, gay wedding.
Nobody throws a wedding
better than the gays;
The music, the flowers, the costumes.
A party like that could
cure Dale's illness
if only he wasn't so sick.
The good news is that
feelings are changing.
Many people are evolving
into champions of equality
by participating in reparative therapy
that includes watching a Broadway musical,
attending a WNBA game, buying a bow tie,
or simply meeting a gay person.
The most important thing to remember
when dealing with people who don't support
marriage equality, is to be kind.
They are most likely hiding
their own homosexuality.
Besides, these people
don't know they're being