Don’t expect to see him marching in a Pride parade anytime soon, but gays may have found an unexpected ally in Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood.
In the October issue of GQ magazine, Eastwood said that Republicans were making a big mistake by opposing same sex marriage.
“These people who are making a big deal out of gay marriage?” Eastwood opined. “I don’t give a fuck about who wants to get married to anybody else! Why not?! We’re making a big deal out of things we shouldn’t be making a deal out of.”
“They go on and on with all this bullshit about ‘sanctity’ — don’t give me that sanctity crap! Just give everybody the chance to have the life they want.”
Although he is a registered Republican, Eastwood doesn’t consider himself a conservative. He has supported California’s former Democratic Gov. Gray Davis and Democratic Rep. Sam Farr.
“I was an Eisenhower Republican when I started out at 21, because he promised to get us out of the Korean War,” he told GQ. “And over the years, I realized there was a Republican philosophy that I liked. And then they lost it. And libertarians had more of it. Because what I really believe is, let’s spend a little more time leaving everybody alone.”
The report has been updated to reflect that Rep. Sam Farr is currently serving as a congressman from California.