Gay icon Tori Spelling, her husband,
actor Dean McDermott, and their two children are being featured in
the NOH8 Campaign against Proposition 8, California's gay marriage
The whole family was pictured with
their mouths duct taped and “NOH8” written on one cheek.
Three-year-old Liam and Stella, 2, are
shown brandishing “NOH8” on their arms as well.
“The McDermotts explained the
importance of the photo to their children Liam and Stella, talking
about how they were standing up for everybody's right to celebrate
their love and to be equal in the eyes of the law,” notes for the
family portraits say. “The kids happily obliged, eagerly asking
for their own NOH8 tattoos and sporting the duct tape like their
Thirty-seven-year-old Spelling is a
marriage equality advocate. At a gay couple's request, the actress
became an ordained minister to officiate at their wedding.
She can be seen in the
gay-themed romantic comedy Kiss the Bride, now on DVD.
“I'm a huge fan of gays,” Spelling
told Reuters news service. “They love me; I love them.
They consider me kind of a gay icon, which they've labeled me as.”
McDermott, 43, is a Canadian actor best
known for playing Constable Turnbull on the television series Due
The pair met in 2005 while filming a
made-for-television movie and married a year later.
Other famous families involved in the
NOH8 Campaign include: Isiah
Thomas, men's basketball coach of the Florida International
University Golden Panthers, and his son, Joshua Zeke Thomas, and
McCain, wife of Arizona Senator John McCain, and their daughter
Meghan, a pro-gay Republican.