George Clooney: ‘At Some Point, Gay Marriage Won’t Be An Issue’

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2008  |  Updated 4:48 PM EDT
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George Clooney: ‘At Some Point, Gay Marriage Won’t Be An Issue’

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George Clooney has spoken out for the first time about the passing of Prop. 8, the newly enacted California ballot measure that bans same-sex marriages — and the activist actor thinks the law is on the wrong side of history.

“At some point in our lifetime, gay marriage won’t be an issue,” he told E! Online. “Everyone who stood against this civil right will look as outdated as George Wallace standing on the school steps keeping James Hood from entering the University of Alabama because he was black.”

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George isn’t the only Hollywood heavyweight to blast the bill. Stars ranging from Melissa Etheridge to Rose McGowan have spoken out and participated in protests following the bill’s passing. Melissa even wrote on her Web site last week that she would consider stopping to pay state taxes since she was a “second class citizen.”

“Gay people are born everyday,” she wrote. “You will never legislate that away.”

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Many celebs have been seen at the Los Angeles area rallies in the last week calling to overturn Prop. 8 – amongst others: Drew Barrymore, James Franco, Wanda Sykes, Rose McGowan, Wilson Cruz and Ricki Lake.

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