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Cristiano Ronaldo Voices Support for Marriage Equality: 'All Citizens Should Have the Exact Same Rights and Responsibilities'

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Reacting to the recent passage of marriage equality in Portugal, footballer Cristiano Ronaldo told Portugal's Público newspaper that he supports it.

Andrés Duque at Blabbeando offers the translation:

Says Ronaldo: "The Portuguese man that I am, I try to keep informed about what is happening in my country. I know the law was passed and the comment it deserves is that we must respect the choices made by anyone, because, after all, all citizens should have the exact same rights and responsibilities."

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  1. Cristiano Ronaldo, you rock!

    Posted by: gayalltheway | May 31, 2010 8:10:29 PM


  2. Well said Cristiano, thanks for the support!

    Posted by: Sean R | May 31, 2010 8:22:30 PM


  3. no duh my boo supports our future wedding lol

    Posted by: sal | May 31, 2010 9:28:24 PM


  4. Woohoo

    Posted by: KFLO | May 31, 2010 9:37:30 PM


  5. Perfection on so many levels!

    Posted by: castaway | May 31, 2010 9:52:47 PM


  6. I have to admit I've been fairly critical of Ronaldo, especially in light of his high fashion addiction and underwear wearing magazine covers.

    This more than makes up for it, and allows me to once again appreciate his prodigious footballing talents.

    Posted by: James | May 31, 2010 10:11:24 PM


  7. Great, just hope he doesn't believe that it is a "choice".

    Posted by: NYSmike | May 31, 2010 10:55:53 PM


  8. He just became so much hotter!

    Posted by: Nate | May 31, 2010 11:10:32 PM


  9. Smart AND good looking?

    There is a Goddess...

    Posted by: Stephen | Jun 1, 2010 12:39:59 AM


  10. Just look at those obliques. Hot damn

    Posted by: Mike C. | Jun 1, 2010 2:00:02 AM


  11. I don't know if he really means it, but I am Spanish and here in my country Cristiano is such an idol for millions of people, so it is really positive what he has done. We need more people like him telling the world that it is ok to love, no matter who. Bravo!

    Posted by: Borja | Jun 1, 2010 3:25:03 AM


  12. It's good to hear from him on this issue, and reassuring to know that there is more to "plastic boy" than appeared to be the case.

    Posted by: Greg | Jun 1, 2010 4:07:43 AM


  13. how about some american footballers saying the same thing...

    Posted by: arch | Jun 1, 2010 5:47:19 AM


  14. Cool.....
    Onward to equality and fairness.
    Joe Mustich, Justice of the Peace,
    Washington, Connecticut, USA

    Posted by: Joe Mustich | Jun 1, 2010 10:02:11 AM


  15. Cristiano is the sexiest, best looking sport guy around, has been for yrs. Every time TL puts his pic here, I am delighted. He is a joy to watch, handsome, masculine. I have no problem he likes fashion, why would I? And he can play. His statement is excellent coming from the world's best known footballer. I could watch him all day and night.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Jun 1, 2010 10:06:09 AM


  16. Harvey on Tmz needs to leave him alone....closeted gays are the worst bigots after all......

    Posted by: alan brickmana | Jun 1, 2010 11:00:10 AM


  17. Harvey on Tmz isn't closeted. He's out and proud gay.

    Posted by: Rowan | Jun 1, 2010 12:24:07 PM


  18. Dear Cristiano, Thanks for the support. Now that that's out of the way, will you marry me?

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jun 1, 2010 2:42:51 PM


  19. aw... i love this guy.

    Posted by: nic | Jun 2, 2010 4:27:08 AM


  20. A great athlete and a great point of view,

    to have support from someone with this much positive exposure
    only adds to an important cause for us within the world of sport.

    Posted by: EJ | Jun 11, 2010 11:01:50 AM


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