The latest grassroots effort to protest Proposition 8: calling in gay. According to The Los Angeles Times, the novel idea was floated by Joel Stein, a Times columnist, back in November. Stein took as his inspiration the Great American Boycott, from 2006, when Latino immigrants stayed home from work and nearly shut down the Los Angeles restaurant business. Stein proposed a similar off-day—“a day that fashion would not move forward,” as he put it. Those calling into work today are encouraged to donate their time to worthy causes.