Death and marriage
Christopher Reeves has died aged 52, a day from lapsing into a coma
Reeve broke his neck in May 1995 when he was thrown from his horse during an equestrian competition. He lobbied Congress for better insurance protection against catastrophic injury and to move an Academy Award audience to tears with a call for more films about social issues.
Its ironic that John Kerry mentioned him during the weekends debate. He said he was a a friend of Reeve, adding he was in favor of further stem cell research because Reeve could walk again one day thanks to such science.
What's his excuse going to be now?
John Kerry (who mentioned during the debate he was a former altar boy) told the New York Times that "The president and I have the same position, fundamentally, on gay marriage. We do. Same position. But they're out there misleading people and exploiting it." (requires registration). Of course he neglected to mention that he opposes the Federal Marriage Amendment while Bush supports it.