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Marriage Equality at the Oscars: Keep An Eye Out for White Knotted Ribbons

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In the past, celebrities have helped bring awareness to HIV/AIDS when they've grace the red carpets in their fashion clad gowns and suits donning a small red ribbon. Since then, differently colored ribbons and other accessories have appeared, from pink ribbons for breast cancer awareness to Lance Armstrong's Live Strong yellow bracelets.

Tomorrow at the Oscars, we may see a newer ribbon--actually a knot--show up: the white knot. In response to Prop 8 protests over the passing of a gay marriage ban in California, Frank Voci saw a need to spread the message everywhere and anywhere in a calm manner. "We really need something that we can take anywhere," he told Variety, "I wanted something peaceful that was easy for people to do."

Anne Hathaway and other cast members from the movie Milk might be wearing the white ribbon at the Oscars tomorrow. Dave Grohl and Dave Stewart form the Foo Fighters showed their support at the Grammys. You can get a free white knot, too. If you act fast, maybe you can wear it at the March 4th protest, the night before the California Supreme Court takes oral arguments on repealing Prop 8.