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Kevin Spacey Talks Gay Marriage

Kevin Spacey Talks Gay Marriage

At Monday’s Happy Hearts Fund 2008 ball in New York City, Kevin Spacey was asked about Proposition 8 and whether or not he hopes California will fight the ban on gay marriage. Here’s what he told Celebs Gone Good:

On President-elect Barack Obama: “Hope is in the air, and it’s palpable. It’s an exciting and generous spirit. And I think that the American public is ready for it, and I think he’s ready for it, and I believe the world is ready for it.”

On Prop 8 and gay marriage: “Well there’s no doubt that election night was a bittersweet night. But in some ways, these kinds of setbacks allow for a bigger fight, more challenges, and eventually we’re going to get it right. Eventually the American public will figure out that it really isn’t right to deny citizens basic civil human rights. And we can no longer allow that to happen.

“So the fact that these things were voted in, to me, it’s just an example of the fact that they had more money. How much money did the Mormon church put in? So I hope, like Arnold Schwarzenegger said, ‘Don’t give up. Keep protesting.’

“I think at the end of the day, if people are given rights, and the same basic rights that any individual is given, then we are in fact honoring the Constitution of the United States. Anything less than that is unfair.”

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# 1

while I may disagree with gay marriage personally, the government in not a moral foundation, so allow gays to be married.

I can understand if churchs and religious institutions will not allow that, but discrimination of all form must end…

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# 2

Why single out the Mormon church? There were MANY organizations, religious and non, that protested Prop 8. Further, the Mormon church, which is correctly referred to as the LDS church, does not put their money into public issues like these. Rather, the church members devote their own resources to protesting or not. Mr. Spacey should get his facts right before speaking.

The point is that each of us believes what we believe. It’s not a matter of discrimination because to say that just because I don’t believe what you believe makes me a bigot is, in itself, a discriminatory comment. We all have our preferences and prejudices and it’s just a matter of the rights we have as a society is based on what we collectively believe as a society.

There will always be disagreements among us as individuals. After all, we’re individuals! The best we can do is to respect eachother’s opinions and in our peaceful ways help to open the minds of others.

# 3

He’s one of my all time favourite actors and seeing him stading up to this only makes me like him more!!!

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# 4

I echo rORY’s comments . More than just members of the LDS church voted for Prop 8.

# 5

i wonder if he’s gay? but he’s a great actor so i really don’t care….

# 6

Yes, he is gay. He was in Croatia (the island of Hvar) this summer, got drunk and horny about young guys. He was pissed off on local paparazzi who caught him in action and photographed for the local magazines.

# 7

This only tells you that Spacey is likely gay. Stupid fool for supporting gay marriage in the face of the will of the people.

# 8

Mr. Spacey’s comments just reflect his own ignorance of the issues. People who were against Prop 8 donated twice as much money as people who were for Prop 8. Also, LDS church members (aka, mormons) were a very small percentage of the total voters. People for Prop 8 have a right to our opinions also.

# 9

OMG I totally love Kevin!! HE’s the coolest gay guy around. Everything he does is great.

What a mindless, robotic, fool.
Typical Hollywood actor…falses easily for anything.

he’s god

But the Mormons gave money and volunteered more than any other organization. (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/15/us/politics/15marriage.html?pagewanted=1&_r=3&hp)

And, the church itself donated money to the cause, not just its members. (http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_10842051)

So that’s why they’re being singled out. As the spokesman in the NY Times article clearly says, they thought this was a do-or-die issue and took it upon themselves to pass the law. So, we can fairly blame them! (Not JUST them, but they definitely get singled out for blame in my book.)

and Guest… just because someone disagrees with you, they are mindless robots who fall for anything?

Riiiight…. that’s an incredibly compelling argument you’ve put together there. Jeez, speaking of mindless!

Kevin Spacey's lover @ 11/20/2008 at 8:09 pm

He’s definitely gay. Trust me. :P

kevin …!! i didnt know he was gay …… i just found him great in american beauty !!!!

iam french from paris and in france gay ppl dont have the right to vote unlike a lots of countries in europe …. and if that opportunnity whould have been given to french to vote about gay wed iam even not sure of what the outcom would be …….
nevertheless, i think it’s a total mistake to the american constitution to put a law then put it back …. it has no sens to me to allow something then prohibit it …..

gay ppl didnt vote for straight wed so why straight ppl should vote for gay wed ???? plus, forbide something it’s forbide somethg bcz it’s bad, or cause probl for someone else … since when loving someone is a pb ?????

well iam a bit desapointed to see that the power goes back to ppl who are even not concerned !!!

sorry California….. !

NUMBER # 14……Hope you two enjoy yourselves….Kevin is a great guy…..treat him well….

I’ve always loved him and he’s a fantastic actor ! Who cares who is gay or straight ? We are all people and should have no one question who we love. Its no one elses business !!! Let all people marry who they love.

very honest. love him for expressing his opinion.

say no to gay marriage @ 11/21/2008 at 9:56 am

Of course Kevin Spacey, being a gay man, is going to endorse gay marriage.

Just say “NO” to gay marriage!

GAY MARRIAGE IS A MISTAKE @ 11/21/2008 at 1:39 pm

Gay marriage will be the final straw that breaks the camel’s back in the institution of marriage. Marriage will be meaningless if/when gay marriage becomes commonly accepted in society, and society will be the worse for it. Marriage, in its true form, as a lifetime commitment between one man and one woman, is the most fundamental building block of society, and humanity is slowly whittling it away to a parody of its true meaning. These hollywood celebrities that advocate for gay marriage are so out of touch with what is important for the common good of society, that they, with their undue influence, will finally dissolve the most fundamental glue that holds society together.

“Let’s Be Civil”

I love Kevin Spacey, but he’s behind the 8-ball.

In a game of pool, the 8-ball is placed in the center of the rack. One person is chosen to shoot and break the rack. Once all of a player’s or team’s group of object balls are pocketed, they may attempt to sink the 8 ball. To win, the player or team must first designate which pocket they plan to sink the 8 ball into and then successfully pot the 8 ball in that called pocket.

Prop 8 was a legal break. Voters approve Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriages. With more than 95% of the vote counted.

Rack’em Up! Eight Ball in the corner pocket. Feel for others – in your pocket. Shake Hands with a poor man who has everything.

No Rory, it does make you a bigot. Hate is not an opinion that should be respected. Who are you kidding?

And no, rights are not what we collectively believe is appropriate as a society. They wouldn’t be “rights” if that were the case. Seriously what the hell is wrong with you? This almost too much ignorance for one human being to possess.

And by the way rory I have no problem with this being your opinion, just realize that it does make you a bigot. This idea that all opinions should be respected and treated as equally valid is simply false. Some opinions seek to disenfranchise human beings who are doing no harm to society at large and they should not be respected. This farce of “have an open mind” is one of the most hypocritical things to say considering you lack that very quality.

You can feel however you wish about gay marriage and gay people in general. I do not seek to change your mind. However, you cannot expect society’s laws to support that opinion when doing so turns law-abiding citizens into second class citizens. That is not the way respecting someone’s personal opinion works.

lo – maybe you should read the articles you reference. I highly doubt the contribution of $2,078.97 by the LDS church was the sole reason this measure passed

1) To qboy (# 15)

“iam french from paris and in france gay ppl dont have the right to vote unlike a lots of countries in europe …”

WHAT?!! Is this a joke?There is no such discrimination in France. Where the hell did you get that from? Do you know that Bertrand Delanoe, the mayor of Paris, is an openly gay man?!

2) As for Kevin Spacey’s support of gay rights, I think it’s courageous and generous after all the bashing the gay community has been inflicting on him for years, based on the assumption of his alleged homosexuality. They just should be grateful to him for getting over it to embrace their cause.

(And please don’t bring forward those disgusting Croatian pics as a gay proof. It has been clearly established that they were photoshopped. Besides, no self-respecting newspaper dared publish them – except for the Sun, shame on them –, and the most prominent gay gossipists on the internet outright ignored that “incident”, which speaks volumes. )

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