Clint Eastwood Joins Ranks Of Republicans Supporting Marriage Equality

clint eastwoodWe teased Clint Eastwood when he delivered an oratory to an empty chair at the Republican National Convention, , but now the actor-director is speaking our language: Eastwood was among the 130 Republicans who signed this week’s Supreme Court amicus brief backing same-sex marriage.

The brief read, in part:

The denial of civil marriage to same-sex couples does not mean that their children will be raised by married opposite-sex couples. Rather, the choice here is between allowing same-sex couples to marry, thereby conferring on their children the benefits of marriage, and depriving those children of married parents altogether.

Like most of the other signers—including Mary Cheney, Log Cabin Republican Patrick Guerriero, former GOP presidential contender Jon Huntsman, GOP strategist Steve Schmidt—Eastwood doesn’t exactly have the Republican Party at his beck and call.

He was asked to appear in Tampa because of his name recognition with viewers, not his political clout. (Unless there was more to being mayor of Carmel, California, thirty years ago than we assume.)

Eastwood has made pro-gay statements in the past—telling GQ in 2011, “I don’t give a fuck about who wants to get married to anybody else!” But this is the first official overture he’s made on behalf of the LGBT community. (Don’t get us started on J. Edgar.)

Then again, its not like he could have come out screaming about “traditional marriage”: Eastwood has been married twice, had countless on-set dalliances and has fathered seven children by five different women, including a flight attendant he hooked up with while still in a relationship with married actress Sondra Lock.

Whew, when does he have the time to sign anything?

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  • 1EqualityUSA

    Go tell that to Strap-the-family-dog-to-the-roof-of-the-car-until-he-blows-diarrhea-and-vomits- pin-a-gay-kid-down-with-the-help-of-cruel-friends-and-chop-his-hair-off-Romney.

  • Katbox

    He’s so old and gross. No one gives a fuck about him

  • 1EqualityUSA

    Katbox, Age is cool. Sometimes the mind gets old and that is a huge turn-off. I think people see too much and either bitterness ensues, or adaptation. I tend to like the adapters more than the bitter route. My mom adapts, I hope I can too. Life is hard. Being in the public eye (and going through what everybody goes through) must be a trip. I’m sure Clint Eastwood never imagined he’d be such an asshole when he got old. Perhaps he always was one and never knew it. That Romney night really sealed it. Obama has managed to decrease the deficit every year he has been in office. Nobody will give him credit for this. I think President Obama has been the best President we’ve had in years and years. He sees beyond this decade. He lives outside of himself. The Republicans obstruct him, holding their own needs before the Nation’s. I hope we can, forever, remember how the Republicans did our Country harm in the name of politics. I hope that Obama, in time, will be seen for the leader he is. He is above the fray. Cool hand, Luke. I truly love this President. Our Country is so lucky to have him. We are fortunate to have a man that is above mere ego. Principles set the rudder in these choppy waters. The weight of the Country rests on his shoulders. No wonder his hair turns more grey with each passing year. Thank you, President. I’m honored to live in this time of transformation. You have better motives than that egotistical, worldly, avaricious Mormon dork that ran against you in 2012. Thanks.

  • Jackhoffsky

    So… what chair did he talk to before making this decision???

  • Dionte

    Thank you Clint.

  • BJ McFrisky

    @1EqualityUSA: Don’t “progressives” like you pride yourselves on your all-inclusive tolerance? Then how come you’re full of so much hatred toward others? It seems you envision yourself a perpetual victim, regardless of who backs you up. And with a reaction like yours toward Eastwood, is it any wonder more straight people don’t come out on our side?
    ps – Your Romney obsession is disturbing, bordering on unhinged. Let it go, lest you make yourself insane with gloat (as it seems you’re well on your way down that road).

  • RSun

    @BJ McFrisky: What is wrong with you? Seriously.

  • LandStander

    @RSun: Do not feed the trolls.

  • BJ McFrisky

    Don’t know what you mean, Sunny. I thought my comment was direct and to the point. Mr. Eastwood made a positive statement about gay marriage, and yet, instead of being thanked, he’s greeted with the venom of the likes of 1EqualityUSA. Since when is it acceptable to trash someone who supports us? Oh yeah, that’s right—when that someone might not be rabidly liberal. Gives credence to the old saying that no good deed goes unpunished.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    Our laws will stand for our cause. Clint’s opinion will not and does not matter. Clint tried to get a sleaze-bag into the White House who signed a NOM pledge stating the many ways he would undermine our community. “Tolerance” is not required when bags of dirt want to undermine LGBT Americans and enshrine their bigotry into the Constitution. My spouse read a headline, “Romney reemerging” and laughed at how ominous it sounded. He just doesn’t know when to go away. His ego will not accept the fact that we didn’t want him. At least, when Mormons knock on the door, they go away after a while. I wish he would fly off to the Planet Kolob and take his spawn with him. Until we are considered equal, we are victims of inequality. No shame in that, unless you are not fighting for equality, or worse, supporting men who perpetuate it. Talk about victim, BJ McFrisky, you don’t even fight these bigots. Troll food, I know, LandStander

  • BJ McFrisky

    @1EqualityUSA: And which bigots am I supposed to be fighting? Clint Eastwood? This article states he’s FOR gay marriage. Mitt Romney? This article has NOTHING to do with him—you just seem determined to obsessively throw his name around in any hateful manner you can find (although you seem to have conveniently forgotten that openly-gay Richard Grenell served as Romney’s National Security spokesman).
    This is what you call tolerance. I tend to think of it as mental instability.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    Until Grenell was shown the door. Romney is significant because Clint is pro-equality (Now) and, yet, fought hard to get an anti-equality screw-ball in the Casa Blanca. Is this too much of a stretch for you? Victims tend to defend their perp’s. It’s part of the cycle. BJ you know you don’t want to stay with the GOP, right? It’s ok to defect. Leave their sorry group! You’re queer, that’s ok, you trust fund will survive. The Party of, “No” is in flux, fighting each other. Step out of the darkness, Lad, into the light, into the bright Party of “Know.” Stand up and be counted. Use your voice to condemn the GOP. They really are a screwed up bunch, shake it off of you and say, “Good bye.” Republican do not respect gays. Run, Lola, Run!

  • BJ McFrisky

    @1EqualityUSA: Sorry to burst your hate bubble, but I’m not a Republican. Nor do I defend them.
    And your statement, “Victims tend to defend their perps,” is, I assume, an attempt to link people with whom you disagree to Stockholm Syndrome. So I guess that’s how Obama got elected twice—those who voted for him felt they could relate to their oppressor. “Part of the cycle,” as you would say. Got it.

  • 2eo

    @BJ McFrisky: You are a twat and a paedophile though, and you post freely among known paedophiles on your IRC channel.

  • balehead

    it’s all just camouflage for their past ignorance….

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