Howard Bragman Kicks Ass

According to the L.A. Times: As a wedding gift to friend and celebrity publicist Howard Bragman and his longtime partner, Chuck O’Donnell, Bratton made it official: He and his wife, former Court TV diva Rikki Kleiman, strongly believe that gays have a right to marry. And in honor of Bragman and O’Donnell, who wed this past week in Norwalk, the chief and Kleiman have made a donation to Equality California, a group seeking to stop a state ballot measure this November that would ban same-sex marriages.

“The Constitution guarantees life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” Bratton said this week. “I see no reason why gays can’t pursue happiness through marriage.”

Finally, somebody said it.

After learning of the Bragman-O’Donnell union a few days ago, Bratton and Kleiman asked the couple what they would like as a wedding present. Bragman was direct: No gifts — instead, make a donation to Equality California to help stop Prop. 8. And please make it public.

Other friends of Bragman and O’Donnell — who was USC’s Tommy Trojan for 10 years — have done the same. They include tennis star Martina Navratilova and former “Grey’s Anatomy” actor Isaiah Washington. (He’s been trying to make amends with the gay community since he was caught uttering an antigay slur backstage at the Golden Globes in January 2007; Bragman is his PR rep.)

The veteran celebrity spin master is hopeful that others will make donations to Equality California’s efforts to stop Prop. 8 this fall.- The L.A. Times

Howard Bragman kicks ass, and so do the Brattons.

2 Responses to “Howard Bragman Kicks Ass”

  1. Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    Howard Bragman reminds me of another amazing Howard who didn’t mince words yet was the height of
    grace, style and strong sensitivity as well as being a dynamite force in the industry…Howard Brandy. I send out my most sincere congratulations to Howard and Chuck. I wish only that they be as happy and loving as are you and Sam. Major mad love to the Brattons! The Chief has just gone up to the top 10 of my Great American LEO List. He and his wife Rikki have always had my respect for the way they speak from the heart and do not dance around subjects. They have just gone on to prove how present and accountable that they are in this world.

  2. Friday, July 25, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    Howard Bragman is fucking awesome.

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