Olivia Munn to Obama: Legalize Gay Marriage

By Julie Bolcer

Originally published on Advocate.com June 01 2010 9:35 AM ET

Television personality Olivia Munn took President Barack Obama to task last week for not legalizing marriages for same-sex couples, saying that as an African-American man, he should be more sensitive.

Munn, 29, spoke with the Fox News entertainment site Pop Tarts.

“It’s ridiculous and I'm really upset that Obama, as a black man, and all the things that African Americans have gone through after being oppressed, has said 'you're less than' and cannot stand up and say marriage is a union between two individuals who love each other,” she said. “I just think everyone should be allowed the same rights — if they want to exercise them, they can and if they don't, they don't.”

Munn recently posed for a PETA campaign urging people to boycott the circus in response to claims of elephant abuse.