Timberlake Hails New York Gay Marriage Bill

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July 26, 2011 | 11:35am EST

Justin Timberlake is “stoked” after New York politicians passed a bill to legally recognize same-sex marriage, insisting the ruling was “a great victory for equality”.
The state became only the sixth to allow gay unions last month and Timberlake hopes the decision will inspire lawmakers across the country to follow suit.

He tells The Advocate, “I was stoked that that happened… We’re people and we’re different, all of us. And we should be using our differences to bring ourselves closer together. You know? Not be afraid of something that we don’t know.

“I have a lot of guy friends who are gay. Two of my best friends are a couple, and my conversation with them is, like, it’s unfortunate that things take a while to progress like this, but it was a great, great victory for equality. I’m proud New York has the balls to stand up for what’s right.

“I’m a straight male who has male friends who are gay… We don’t have any problem being two guy friends regardless of our difference in sexual orientation.”