Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has
said he is opposed to the legalization of gay marriage.
The 50-year-old Mustaine told KIRO
97.3 FM Seattle
Sounds' Josh Kerns that he does not support marriage equality
because he's a Christian and not gay.
“Since I'm not gay, the answer to
that would be no,” Mustaine said.
“Would you support legislation to
make marriage between a man and another man legal?” Kerns asked.
“I'm Christian, and the answer to
that would be no,” he responded.
Kerns also asked Mustaine about
comments he made last week to MusicRadar.com,
in which he said he would like to see a Republican next year in the
“Earlier in the election, I was
completely oblivious as to who Rick Santorum was, but when the dude
went home to be with his daughter when she was sick, that was very
commendable,” he told the site. “Also, just watching how he
hasn't gotten into doing these horrible, horrible attack ads like
Mitt Romney's done against Newt Gingrich, and then the volume at
which Newt has gone back at Romney… You know, I think Santorum has
some presidential qualities, and I'm hoping that if it does come down
to it, we'll see a Republican in the White House … and that it's
“You mentioned you're going to vote
for Rick Santorum,” Kerns stated.
“I didn't say that. I said he's the
one that I'm looking at,” Mustaine clarified.