Ryan Reynolds: I support same-sex marriage because I’m not a monster

Nick Duffy July 7, 2015
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Actor Ryan Reynolds has said that he supports same-sex marriage because he’s “not a monster”.

The Deadpool star was speaking to HuffPost Live, discussing homophobes who said they were ‘moving to Canada’ over the issue – despite Canada also having marriage equality.

He was asked: “What are your thoughts on gay marriage? Obviously you’re not opposed to it.”

Reynolds replied: “No. I’m not a monster! I think it’s fantastic. It’s been legal in Canada for ten years now. To me [the opposition] just seems crazy.

“I find it amusing how polarising it can be here. Ted Cruz is saying it’s judicial tyranny. To me it seems very humane. Like a given.

“We shouldn’t be in a state of awe and celebration for it, we should be taking it for granted, like regular marriage.”

Explaining his tweets mocking homophobic Republican Mike Huckabee, he joked: “Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal… these guys, they have these pretty hard line, you know, conservative politics that I just, to me are just funny.”

Huckabee is among the Republican candidates to have signed a pledge that describes same-sex parents as “unconscionable and destructive” and a “threat to security”.

He has made a number of anti-LGBT comments in the past, ‘joking’ earlier this year that he wishes he were transgender so he could spy on teenage girls in the shower.

The Republican has also claimed that child molestation is “not unforgivable”, while defending his ardent supporter and anti-gay activist Josh Duggar

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