George Clooney Speaks Out About Marriage Equality and Being Gay

Long rumored to be gay, George Clooney doesn’t mind the accusations. To him it is all in a day’s work.

In a new interview with The Advocate‘s Brandon Voss, Clooney talks about his “bromance” with Brad Pitt, the rumors he is gay and his zealous support for marriage equality.

Speaking on the issue of being gay Clooney told the Advocate,

“I think it’s funny, but the last thing you’ll ever see me do is jump up and down, saying, ‘These are lies!’ That would be unfair and unkind to my good friends in the gay community. I’m not going to let anyone make it seem like being gay is a bad thing. My private life is private, and I’m very happy in it. Who does it hurt if someone thinks I’m gay? I’ll be long dead and there will still be people who say I was gay. I don’t give a sh*t.”

He then went on to discuss his relationship with Brad Pitt,

“I’ve had great fun spending time with my friend again over the awards season. Not only do I enjoy him as a person and respect his talent, but I also love what he does in the world. I can’t speak highly enough about how hard he works at making the world better.”

Finally Clooney went on to talk about his new role in the movie “8” where he plays a lawyer in sopport of repealing California’s Proposition 8 which outlawed gay marriage. He said,

“It’s always been this albatross that stood out to me as the final leg of the civil rights movement. Well before Prop. 8, I’ve made the point that every time we’ve stood against equality, we’ve been on the wrong side of history. It’s the same kind of argument they made when they didn’t want blacks to serve in the military, or when they didn’t want blacks to marry whites. One day the marriage equality fight will look as archaic as George Wallace standing on the University of Alabama steps keeping James Hood from attending college because he was black. People will be embarrassed to have been on the wrong side.”

Do you think George Clooney is a real stand up guy?