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Stephen Baldwin for Marriage Equality?

Stephen Baldwin for Marriage Equality?

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Actor and conservative Christian activist Stephen Baldwin appears to have shaken up his Etch-a-Sketch where marriage equality is concerned, telling Rosie O'Donnell that gay couples should "absolutely" have the right to legal unions.

On Friday's edition of The Rosie Show, the host brought up Baldwin's support for actor Kirk Cameron, who recently made antigay comments in an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan. She asked Baldwin if gay partners should be able to marry, and he replied "Yes -- meaning, in their world." O'Donnell said, "Well, not in your church. Just legally in a union." Baldwin responded, "Absolutely."

In a 2010 interview with London's Observer, however, Baldwin was asked for his stance on legal recognition of same-sex partnerships and answered, "I don't believe that any minority has the right to create changes that impact on the majority." And last year he told a Wall Street Journal interviewer that gay people seeking marriage rights are "a very small minority" asking the majority of Americans to change their ways.

Watch the interview with O'Donnell below.

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Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.
Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.