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Jake Gyllenhaal: The SCOTUS gay marriage ruling is all about love

Joseph McCormick July 22, 2015
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Speaking ten years after the release of Brokeback Mountain, Jake Gyllenhaal has celebrated the legalisation of same-sex marriage.

The actor, who played Jack Twist in the famed drama, caught up with reporters while promoting his latest film ‘Southpaw.’

Speaking to BET, he was asked whether he thought the risk of playing a gay role had changed since Brokeback.

He said: “Oh definitely it’s changed. I think playing a role and living a life are two very different things. I think telling stories, and all different stories, is what makes acting so great. It’s why I was really proud of Brokeback Mountain and everything it had to say. And it was an interesting journey to go on to learn about that world.”

Speaking on the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that all couples, straight or gay, have a constitutonal right to marry, Gyllenhaal celebrated the decision.

He continued: “When I heard about the news I thought, wow, how far we’ve come in a decade. And how far we have to go in so many things. But I think hopefully something like that in terms of—the resistance of society and seeing that it’s possible to change was such an amazing thing. I remember thinking, my mom sent me the decision.

“And how it was written, I thought it was so beautiful. And she said it’s all about love. My brother said to me a few weeks ago, all we leave behind is the wake of our live, that’s all we have. And to know that that wins out sometimes is an inspiration to me.”

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