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Justin Timberlake 'Stoked' That Gay People Can Marry in New York

In an interview about his new film Friends with Benefits, Justin Timberlake talks to The Advocate about the recent marriage equality decision in New York:

Timberlake_kunis "I was stoked. I mean, I was stoked that that happened. I think it's just ... we're people and we're different, all of us. And we should be using our differences to bring ourselves closer together. You know? Not be afraid of something that we don't know. Like Mila said, and you know, I have a lot of guy friends who are gay. Two of my best friends are a couple, and my conversation with them is, like, it's unfortunate that things take a while to progress like this, but it was a great, great victory for equality. I’m proud that New York has balls to stand up for what’s right."

Mila Kunis has something to add:

"Listen, my roommate's gay. You're talking to somebody who grew up in Hollywood, so I don't know otherwise. So my stance on it is I think people are scared of what they don't know. A lot of times people don't understand something because they're not around it. The second that you show them, they become a little more accepting, and they're more open to evolving and moving forward. And I think it's great that there are people in this world who are willing to do something that should have been done, 40, 50, 60 years ago. I also think it's great that 'don't ask, don't tell' is over with. I think that a lot of things are moving in the right direction. And truly believe that in my lifetime gay marriage will be legalized [everywhere in this country]. I do. Like, federally legal. I do believe in that. I don't think it's going to be tomorrow. It's unfortunate that it's not, but if things keep moving in the direction that they are now, in 10, 20 years, yeah, I do believe it will be federally legal."

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  1. Gotta love our allies, especially with less clothes : )

    Posted by: RONTEX | Jul 27, 2011 10:20:59 AM

  2. What lovely statements. And lord have mercy Justin looks great with his clothes off. Sigh.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Jul 27, 2011 10:44:22 AM

  3. They're lovely people (clothed and un) and their statements not onoly typify young Hollywood but a fast-growing segement of young people today. This is a result of growing up and being around LGBT people in all walks of life. it is the triumph of the gay rights movement -- which was always first and foremost a call for the end of the closet.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jul 27, 2011 11:32:10 AM

  4. Mila has a roommate? (Side note - I LOVE HER!)

    Posted by: Jake | Jul 27, 2011 2:11:31 PM

  5. love that boy

    Posted by: chad | Nov 30, 2011 12:26:37 PM

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