Wainwright Refuses To Join Gay Marriage Campaign

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Gay singer Rufus Wainwright refuses to join the campaign to allow same-sex unions, insisting he has no interest in marrying.
Unlike other gay celebrities, Wainwright abstained from marching and protesting the recent passing of Proposition 8 in California, which reversed a previous law permitting gay marriage.
But he does hate the idea that governments have the power to interfere with people's lives in such a way.
Wainwright says, "Oddly enough, I'm actually not a huge gay marriage supporter. I personally don't want to get married but I think that any law or amendment to the constitution that deals with sex and love should just be banned in general. I don't think any government should encroach on what goes on in the bedroom at all. Frankly, if you want to marry a dog, why don't you go ahead and marry a dog, I don't care. I'm a complete libertarian and so I really disagree with it".


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Steady on, old chap. You're not quite on target here. Rufus Wainwright most certainly HAS joined the campaign to allow same-sex unions, as numerous activities, such as his involvement in Cyndi Lauper's Human Rights tour, attest. For a clearer pronouncement of his opinion of same-sex marriage, go to the BBC's "Five Minutes With..." online interview program (Google it); you will be surprised. Furthermore, he abstained from marching because he was working in Florida at the time of the Prop 8 ruling. (Rufus has numerous talents, but tearing holes in the space-time continuum is not one of them.) At these Florida concerts he made repeated comments about his abhorrence of Prop 8. He even changed the lyrics of his song "Going to A Town" to express his profound disappointment at the outcome.Thus, your comment is not only incorrect, but unfair and counterproductive. Worse still, it seems you have taken your lead from Perez Hilton, who published the same quote on his blog and came to the same misguided conclusion.It seems to me the gist of Rufus' argument is: 1. The State has no place in affairs of the human heart, regardless of whose heart it is and what that heart is feeling; 2. Anyone should have the right to marrying anyone they wish, without legislative interference; and 3. While he personally does not want to get married, he would be happy, as he said in Florida, "to go to your weddings."I trust you will have the intestinal fortitude to publish an immediate retraction and/or apology.
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