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Move the Sundance Film Festival!

From The Independent: Every January, Utah hosts the Sundance film festival. But this year, things may be changing. Gay activists, angered that Proposition 8 passed thanks in part to the generous funding of Mormons, want to punish the state of Utah by boycotting the festival. Festival organizers say it’s too late to change venues and want activists to boycott local business that donated to Prop 8 instead. “At a fundamental level, the Utah Mormons crossed the line on this one,” said John Aravosis, a blogger who has organized several boycotts over gay rights. “They just took marriage away from 20,000 couples and made their children bastards.” The catch is that Sundance plays a key role in promoting indie films, many of which will be already endangered by the poor economy.