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Candace Cameron Bure Is 'On Board' With Same-Sex Marriage on Fuller House

Candace Cameron Bure
Candace Cameron Bure

Candace Cameron Bure wouldn’t mind if her Fuller House came with a married same-sex couple.

In the past, the cohost of The View has taken a conservative stance regarding so-called religious freedom and the right for bakers to refuse service to same-sex couples.

But when asked if a plotline involving a same-sex marriage would bother her, Cameron Bure claimed that her views on the issue were misconstrued, reports Deadline.

“I’m always defending religious freedom, and that’s what I was talking about on The View,” she said at a recent panel at the Television Critics Association meeting. “I didn’t describe my personal feelings about that.”

“I’m an actress on a television show, and I support all things that we go through as human beings and would love all our characters to explore whatever issues that are current in our culture and our society today,” she added. “And I’m 100 percent on board with that.”

Cameron Bure, 39, rose to fame playing the role of D.J. Tanner on the ABC series Full House, which ran from 1987 to 1995.

She will reprise this role on the much-anticipated show Fuller House. In this Netflix reboot, set to premiere February 26, Cameron Bure’s character helms a nontraditional household in San Francisco. Her character is a widow and mother, who relies on assistance from her sister Stephanie and her friend Kimmy to raise her three sons. The premise mirrors that of Full House, which centered on three men raising three daughters.

The question regarding same-sex marriage followed a remark from executive producer Jeff Franklin, who was also in attendance at the panel. He revealed that a plotline involving marriage equality was a possibility. Franklin also cited a friend with gay parents who would use the premise of the original series to explain his own upbringing to others.

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