Actor and Director Rob Reiner Talks LGBT Equality: “We Have To Keep Fighting!”
Reiner:“We view this as the last leg of the civil rights race we’re running… The gay community is the only community in America that is viewed as less under the law of any group so this last little piece that we can hopefully put in place with our federal court challenge to Prop 8… There’s still a lot of work to be done and I don’t want anybody to think that we’ve won this. By no stretch of the imagination have we won this. Years from now we’ll look back and say, ‘what was all that fuss about?’ People will look back and say, you mean there was a time that women couldn’t vote? There was a time that blacks couldn’t vote or blacks couldn’t marry whites? I mean, we look at those things as ridiculous now and we will look at this as being ridiculous but right now we’re in the middle of a fight and we have to keep fighting… We’re going to win this, but we’ve got to keep our foot on the gas.” – Emmy-winning actor, director and activist Rob Reiner on Stephanie Miller’s Talking Liberally (Click the link to hear the full interview)
Reiner is an American Foundation for Equal Rights board member and was one of the major financial backers of the fight to overturn Prop 8 in California.