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Cher, Sally Field, Shirley Maclaine, Harrison Ford, and Kathy Bates Sound Off on Marriage Equality: VIDEO

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  1. And how many actors are going to say they're against marriage equality? About 3.

    Posted by: Paul R | Apr 26, 2013 11:13:11 AM


  2. Shirley MacLaine is a homophobic a**hole. (I know this from working with her.) Kathy Bates ROCKS.

    Posted by: David C. | Apr 26, 2013 11:18:10 AM


  3. How does Harrison Ford justify his participation in Ender's Game by the rabid homophone OSC?

    Posted by: reggie777 | Apr 26, 2013 11:27:44 AM


  4. This clip should be all about KATHY BATES! All of the others were either baffled by the question, seemed put upon and didn't have the time, but wow, Kathy Bates got into it.

    And what was with Kathy saying, "*We* should have had the right to marry a long time ago"? Was that including herself in the LGBT community, or "we" meaning the United States?

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Apr 26, 2013 11:33:21 AM


  5. Why did towleroad bother with this poorly slapped together clip. Makes the reporter look like an true idiot.

    Posted by: Sfpromo | Apr 26, 2013 11:37:46 AM


  6. Who's the nitwit asking the questions?

    Posted by: jamal49 | Apr 26, 2013 11:38:35 AM


  7. Love Kathy Bates! She rocked as Molly Brown in Titanic! Got to meet her when I worked on that film.

    Posted by: Tom in Long Beach | Apr 26, 2013 11:39:50 AM


  8. Wrong place to be asking such a serious question.
    It does however illustrate how something as monumental as a SCOTUS decision on a civil rights issue is so far removed from most Americans stream of consciousness.

    Posted by: JONES | Apr 26, 2013 11:44:22 AM


  9. Kathy Bates seems the most honest and likeable among these people.

    Posted by: George F | Apr 26, 2013 12:04:58 PM


  10. Don't know if this was posted already, but Chris Evans (Captain America) appeared at the GLAAD Awards with his gay brother Scott Evans and their mom and spoke about his support of his brother and marriage equality.

    http://youtu.be/iIAn8xyRGLI

    Posted by: Joseph | Apr 26, 2013 12:43:24 PM


  11. Oh, and Kathy Bates totally rocks.

    Posted by: Joseph | Apr 26, 2013 12:46:02 PM


  12. That reporter was embarrassing. What would Norma Rae say? What does union organizing have to do with it? Surprised she didn't ask what Han Solo would say.

    Posted by: Sparky | Apr 26, 2013 1:04:13 PM


  13. It's all about Kathy bates. Werk!

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Apr 26, 2013 1:10:38 PM


  14. This is demeaning to artists. "What would Norma Rae say about marriage equality?" I wanted to slap the question asker. We've reduced a civil rights struggle to a Britney-Spears-candy-coated throwaway question & answer soundbite.

    Posted by: will | Apr 26, 2013 1:10:53 PM


  15. Sally, what would Gidget say to Supreme Court about marriage equality?

    And to Kathy: if Courts "shouldn't decide" social issues how do we then proceed? This makes no sense. There is no route to equality without courts, legislatures or voters in a democracy. How would we get all the sodomy laws off the books if SCOTUS didn't take up "Lawrence v. Texas"? If no court decided, we'd be back to where we were 30 years ago.

    Posted by: will | Apr 26, 2013 1:28:14 PM


  16. I think Kathy's point was that its embarrassing that we as
    As a Society still need a Court to weigh in on issues that any intelligent mind can see are clear and simple cases of human rights.

    "Should my daughter be allowed to be seen and treated no differently than anyone else?"
    - "I don't know. Lets ask the court!"

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Apr 26, 2013 1:32:20 PM


  17. I agree with PaulR. There is something ridiculous about asking well-known actors if they are for gay marriage, because most will say yes (whether they really mean to or not, or whether they really care). The only interesting response you might get is some exceptionally idiotic or insensitive remark, like the one Jeremy Irons recently shared with the world.
    And as much as I agree with Kathy Bates that gay marriage shouldn't be an issue to be decided in this day and age, I would rather have the courts making a decision about fundamental civil rights than the voting public at large make a decision. If something is a civil rights, by definition everyone is entitled to it regardless of what the public will is.

    Posted by: MichaelJ | Apr 26, 2013 3:14:11 PM


  18. I loved Harrison Ford's reaction to that incredibly stupid question.

    Posted by: Opinionated | Apr 26, 2013 6:04:44 PM


  19. Harrison Ford:

    "Line!"

    "What's my motivation?"

    Posted by: Randy | Apr 26, 2013 6:14:20 PM


  20. Bad interviewer/questioner, wasted three opportunities for what could have been cool soundbytes - Cher, Sally Field, and gasp, Harrison Ford. Kathy Bates is in top form that's why the imbecile reporter got it going for the camera for close to a minute of crisp pro-LGBT lines plus promo on her current related project.

    Posted by: Manny Espinola | Apr 26, 2013 9:45:46 PM


  21. LET'S THINK. WHY ARE PEOPLE VOTING ON RIGHTS? WHY DO WE LET THEM? F*** VOTING ON ANY CIVIL RIGHT. I KNOW. LET US HAVE A DAY WHEN NON PUBLICLY IDENTIFIED HETEROS VOTE ON EVERYONE ELSE'S RIGHTS. THAT WOULDN'T GO OVER TO WELL TO BE SURE! NO MORE VOTING ON GAY RIGHTS OR WE ARE LETTING PEOPLE DECIDE IF WE DESERVE TO HAVE LEGAL RIGHTS. EVERYONE HAS LEGAL RIGHTS WHETHER THEY ARE WRITTEN INTO LAW.DOWHATUWANT.

    Posted by: iknowstuff | May 13, 2013 4:19:47 AM


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