Hasselbeck Supports Marriage Equality

By Julie Bolcer

Originally published on Advocate.com August 18 2010 9:05 AM ET

Elisabeth Hasselbeck, a cohost of The View known for her conservative stances, said that she supports marriage equality, a position that she acknowledged would surprise some people.

Hasselbeck sat for a wide-ranging interview with Fancast, which asked the 33-year-old cohost to identify some common misperceptions about her.

“I actually support gay marriage,” said Hasselbeck. She added, “I think the gay marriage thing would definitely surprise people. I mean, for some people, it will surprise them to the point that they won’t want to hear it. ‘No, that can’t be, I really want to have this sort of idea of her in my head,’ so I sort of rain on their parade there.”

Read more of the interview with Hasselbeck here.