Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and his
band are boycotting a Los Angeles-area Mexican restaurant over its
support for Proposition 8, California's 2008 voter-approved gay
Maroon 5 is up for the Grammy for Best
Pop Duo/Group Performance.
In discussing the band's post Grammys
plans with People
magazine, Levine said the group is no longer patronizing the
Levine, also a judge on the NBC reality
talent show The Voice, told the magazine, “We used to go to
this Mexican restaurant to celebrate after the Grammys but the place
supported the movement to make gay marriage illegal so we bailed on
Levine could be referring to El Coyote
Mexican Cafe on Beverly Boulevard, which became a target of gay
rights activists because Marjorie Christoffersen, a manager and a
daughter of the owner, had contributed $100 to the Yes on 8 campaign.
The protests against the eatery and other businesses which
contributed to the campaign to roll back marriage equality in
California became the subject of national attention.