Thousands of protesters are angry about California's ban on gay marriage and so are the stars. Many celebrities grieved the passing of Proposition 8 in California this week. Some such as Wanda Sykes, Rose McGowen and Lance Bass attended a Wednesday protest criticizing the state's gay marriage ban. Others like Ellen DeGeneres, Rosie O'Donnell, Samantha Ronson and Melissa Etheridge vented their frustrations online, on TV, and onstage. Blocks away from the Thursday rally of more than 2,000 gay rights advocates outside the gates of a Mormon temple, several stars including James Cromwell, Patricia Clarkson, Anjelica Huston and Sean Penn. They supported the protesters while walking the red carpet at the BAFTA L.A. Brittania Awards at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.
Other celebs used time in the spotlight to decry the decision. Madonna took a moment during her concert at Dodger Stadium to declare to the audience that she was sad "because African-Americans are equal finally, but gay marriage is not." Former teen queen Christina Aguilera also spoke out against the ban.