Shannen Doherty, the star of the
reality series Shannen Says, sums up America's foot-dragging
on gay marriage with a single word: Ugh!
In a wide-ranging interview with The
Huffington Post, the 41-year-old Doherty, who is best known
for playing Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills: 90210, said
progress on the issue was too slow.
“I believe that we live in a free
country – or at least we're supposed to be living in a free
country. There are so many issues out there that contradict that
statement. It's insane. Two men, two women should be able to get
married. It's not about your sex, it's about love and commitment.
No state has the right to tell someone, 'No, this is not legal in the
eyes of the state.' That is the most ridiculous statement in the
world when you then go and preach that this is a free country. That
is mind boggling to me. And again, this takes me back to hate and
judgment. I don't understand it. I am a Southern Baptist girl and
I'm sure some people would cringe at my words but anyone can go and
pick up the Bible where it says not to judge! It says that! And yet
people are judging. And people saying gay marriage is not right and
shouldn't be legal – that's a judgment. It's so frustrating
because it feels to me like we take one step forward and two steps
backwards all the time. We're supposedly this progressive country
and I'd like to see where the progression is, personally. [Laughs]