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QUOTE: Chris Evans Thinks It’s “Embarassing” That U.S. Doesn’t Have Marriage Equality

“Are you kidding me? It’s insane that civil rights are being denied people in this day and age. It’s embarrassing, and it’s heartbreaking. It goes without saying that I’m completely in support of gay marriage. In 10 years we’ll be ashamed that this was an issue.”

The Avengers’ Chris Evans, whose actor brother, Josh Scott, is gay, in the most recent issue of Playboy.

 

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18 Comments

  • shle896

    That makes him DOUBLY hot!

  • Poppingin

    Actually, his brother’s name is Scott, which can be learned by simply going to Google and typing “Chris Evans brother” or by looking him up on Wikipedia. Also, there are at least five articles written about Scott Evans on Queerty, so someone around here obviously knows his correct name.

    Is someone getting paid to make such careless mistakes, or are these people volunteers who write these articles for fun?

  • QJ201

    if Scott is half as hot as his brother…gay men will be swooning everywhere.

    I tried, can’t find a pic online…

  • Alexi3

    You know, that is exactly my feeling about the whole gay marriage debate in this country. I find it embarrassing that in the United States we continue to find ways to deny people basic rights and have wondered what are west european friends think of our duplicity. I, personally, have never wanted to get married and for a long time had a hard time understanding why anyone, gay or straight would want to do so. Most of my relatives have been married and divorced numerous times since I was young and I just never saw the wisdom of going down this particular road. None-the-less I don’t think the government should be making those decisions and so support the right of gay people to make the same mistakes as their straight brothers and sisters.

  • Franco

    Queerty, you have to pay more attention when writing these articles. Before publishing ensure you’ve done proper research, and that you spelled everything correctly.

  • Chadboy

    Scott Evans isn’t nearly as hot as Chris. He used to be on the soap, ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

  • Interesting

    Both Scott and chris are good looking. Part of the issue with “looks” is that people see these people through the prism of celebrity.

  • DouggSeven

    Quick – someone get his opinion on the middle east crisis. Honestly, why do people care so much about what actors think on political topics?

  • Interesting

    Well for one their opinion is a lot more interesting than yours.

  • J Stratford

    and we are gunning for “broader and broader acceptance” – that means both ugly and pretty, intelligent and dumb, jock and geek, etc etc. The more non-gays come out and support us, the less fights we have to do by ourselves!

  • jason

    Well, they don’t have gay marriage in the UK at all. At least there are 8 states in the USA which allow gay marriage. The USA is actually more progressed than the UK.

  • The Real Mike in Asheville

    @jason: And why are you picking out the UK, Evans spoke of Europe, where Spain, Portugal, Norway, Belgium, Sweden, the Netherlands, and, with extension, Iceland?

    And in the UK, England/Wales/Northern Ireland and Scotland, all have civil-unions that have the exact same rights and privileges of civil-marriages. Additionally, for England/Wales/Northern Ireland, the government is in process of public comment regarding the IMPLEMENTATION of full marriage equality. Scotland has its own separate process of public consultation for full marriage equality, too. Both series of public consultations complete before summer.

    In regard to the affects of relationship security, clearly, the UK is far ahead of the US. Not one same-sex marriage in the US is recognized by the federal government nor by over 80% of the states. In the UK, each and every gay and lesbian couple can gain all the privileges of civil-marriage and have their civil-union recognized by all UK local and national governments.

  • Schlukitz

    @Alexi3:

    It is especially heartbreaking for folks, like myself, who are involved in bi-national, same-sex relationships and who cannot petition our gogernment for a green card for their partners like heterosexuals can do because the US also denies us the right to marry the person we love regardless of sex.

    It’s just one of the dozens of way in which the LGBT community is denied their rights and their equality as law-abiding, tax-paying citizens of this country.

    We pay a lot of lip-service to freedom and equality. In real life, however?

    Not so much.

  • GG

    @Jason that is an utter crock.

    The UK currently has Civil Partnerships which hold all of the legal rights and responsibilities of civil marriage and is en route (currently in national consultation) to full marriage equality. It is not an ideal situation but we accept that this nomenclature was the fastest way to gain full equality.

    In the UK it is illegal to discriminate on the grounds of sexual orientation when providing goods, services or facilities, in education, when selling or letting premises or when exercising public functions. Gay couples and individuals can adopt throughout the UK.

    It is also illegal for employers to discriminate against their employees on the grounds of sexual orientation.
    We have further to travel but may I ask how many US states are as progressive?

  • jason

    GG,

    It doesn’t matter that the UK has civil partnerships. Civil partnerships can apply to a daughter looking after her mother. They are not thought of as romantic/sexual unions and they are certainly not recorded in the books as marriages.

    Face it – the Brit gays were duped into thinking they were being given equal rights when they actually weren’t. Sucks to be British….

  • I get it too

    This is all very nice, but what I want to know is what gear he did to get that buff.

  • matt

    uk doesn’t have gay marriage?, erm yea we do, and have had for years! duh

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