Ex-Nanny Fran Drescher is throwing a benefit to fight Proposition 8 (the ballot measure that would define marriage as between a man and a woman in California) with her ex-husband Peter Jacobson tonight for $100 a head. It’s sold out.
Drescher told E!’s Marc Malkin: “I don’t know if you realize this, but I’m a gay icon. But even if I weren’t, I’m a political activist who believes in preserving the American dream which is tolerance of diversity and the separation of church and state…It’s simply un-American not to be tolerant of different lifestyles. If you wanna live in a single-minded, religious-based country you’re in the wrong place. It’s not about being gay or straight…If two people are in love and they want to be married, they should have the right to do this.”
Fran Drescher’s Fight to Save Gay Marriage [marc malkin]