Dustin Lance Black: My Obama Comments Were Misunderstood
BY Jeremy Kinser
May 01 2012 12:10 PM ET
Dustin Lance Black says an op-ed in which he appeared to criticize President Obama's record on same-sex marriage has been misunderstood.
Black, an Academy Award-winning screenwriter and longtime equality advocate whose play 8 has raised $3.5 million for the American Foundation for Equal Rights, wrote an op-ed, "Hollywood & Politics: Dustin Lance Black Blames Obama and Romney for the Mess of Gay Marriage” for The Hollywood Reporter. Black says he was bothered by the headline, written by a Hollywood Reporter editor, saying it is "inaccurate" and changes the focus of his article.
Black addresses a particularly scornful response posted on The Advocate's website from Melanie Nathan, a blogger and CEO of Private Courts, a human rights advocacy firm. In a blog post titled "A Letter to Melanie Nathan" Black writes:
"I was sad to see your review of my piece from last week’s THR as I have great respect for you and your work. I can only imagine we agree on far more than we disagree.
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