Sean Penn wants Obama to watch ‘Milk’

After winning an Oscar for his portrayal of gay activist,Penn wants US President Obama to watch the film.

Written by Agencies | London | Published: March 2, 2009 9:59 am

After winning an Oscar for his portrayal of gay activist Harvey Milk,actor Sean Penn now wants US President Barack Obama to watch the film.

The actor,who has turned gay rights activist,wants the President to reverse the law banning same sex marriages in US,the ‘Contactmusic’ reported.

“Eventually we are hoping for a White House screening. I think this film will be one of the steps forward (in the fight for gay marriage). It will be part of the dialogue. But I think things are going to go forward with or without it,” the actor said.

“I was once asked to tell the difference between luxury and necessity for a human being. The right to equality for all,including homosexuals,is of course a necessity.

“That’s why this right will become a reality and I think in its own way this film will be part of that,” said the actor,who has won the Best Actor Oscar trophy twice.

Penn had also made a similar appeal while accepting the Academy award on February 22 this year,extolling anti-gay-rights protesters to rethink and change their views on the issue.

The law that legalised same sex marriages in California was revoked last year just months after it was granted.

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