Actors Andrew Garfield and Harrison Ford for marriage equality


Both British actor Andrew Garfield, who recently played the tile character in The Amazing Spider-man, and acting veteran Harrison Ford publicly expressed support for marriage equality in recent interviews. 

“Of course I’m in favor of marriage equality. Same-sex couples should have the same rights as anybody else,” said Garfield in an interview with The Times. “There is no argument against equality. How can anyone argue against compassion and understanding?”

Harrison Ford was asked by during an interview about his upcoming film, “42” about Jackie Robinson’s baseball career, “Do you see any parallels between Jackie Robinson’s struggle for racial acceptance and the current battle for marriage equality?”

“I think there’s a metaphor you can reach for, according to your own interests and your own understanding and your own issues,” Ford responds. “But trying to create the best expression of the ideals — the most equal society, the best-regulated society, the best-behaving society — depend on attending to equality and inequity whenever it rears its ugly head. Certainly the marriage issue conveniently falls into that category.

“We’re getting there, we’re getting there,” Ford concludes. “You know, you would hope that it would have happened with less resistance. You would have hoped that everyone would get the point at the same time, but life’s not like that.”


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