Friday, October 30, 2009

Voice for Equality: Judith Light

Judith Light is an American actress. Her current television roles include Claire Meade on ABC's TV series Ugly Betty and Judge Elizabeth (Liz) Donnelly on Law & Order Special Victims Unit. She enjoyed great success with another sitcom, Who's the Boss?, which ran from 1984 until 1992 and co-starred Tony Danza. Prior to her prime time roles, Ms. Light portrayed Karen Wolek on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live for which she won two daytime Emmy Awards. Learn more here.

Judith Light is a gay rights activist and helped former Who's the Boss? co-star Danny Pintauro to come out of the closet. She has done work for many LGBT charities. She sits on the board of the Matthew Shepard Foundation and spoke at the 1993 March on Washington. In 1998, she had a library named after her at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center.

Judith Light is a proud signer of Freedom to Marry's Marriage Resolution which reads:

Because marriage is a basic human right and an individual choice,
RESOLVED, the State should not interfere with same-gender couples who choose to marry and share fully and equally in the rights, responsibilities, and commitment of civil marriage.
Visit the Marriage Resolution page on our website and sign the Marriage Resolution today!

Freedom to Marry salutes Judith Light as a Voice for Equality! See other Voices for Equality here.

If Ms. Light's support inspires you - take action! Link to No on 1/Protect Maine Equality to find out how you can help with the vital work of preserving marriage equality in Maine!

**Make your NOMINATION for a Voice for Equality today!

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