A true ally! Legendary actress Sally Field has lent her star power to a PSA in support of the Equality Act — a bill that would extend civil rights protections to LGBTQ Americans — with her youngest son, Sam Greisman. In it, she promises to fight for people like Sam, who is openly gay, “as long as I am upright.”
“This is change that isn’t just about the government,” the 72-year-old said in the video. “It would be the government making such an important move to change how people think altogether.” Watch it here!
“If I or any other LGBTQ person got in their car and drove from L.A., where I am now, to D.C., their rights could change depending on whatever state they drove through,” Sam, 31, further explained.
Sam is just one of the Mrs. Doubtfire star‘s three kiddos. She is also mom to sons Peter Craig, 49, and Eli Craig, 46, from her first marriage. It was Steven Craig, to whom she was married to from 1968 to 1975. After a relationship with her Smokey and the Bandit costar, the late Burt Reynolds, Sally got married Sam’s dad, Alan Greisman. The two were married in 1984 and stayed together until 1993.
Sally said Sam’s journey was “not an easy road for him” because “he wanted to be like his big brothers.” As she puts it, “nature had given [Sam] other gifts” than her other children. Sam also pointed out that this piece of legislation “sends a huge message to feel that you’re safe and that you’re not less than.”
“As long as I am upright, I will fight for this to be that Sam and everyone’s children and grandchildren and sisters and brothers will be protected in every state of the United States,” the two-time Oscar winner said.
The Steel Magnolias star is just the latest famous face to show support for the Human Rights Council’s Americans for the Equality Act campaign. Some who have done so include actresses Jamie Lee Curtis and Jane Lynch as well as Olympian Adam Rippon just to name a few.