Singer Debbie Gibson has said she likes
Ron Paul's take on gay marriage.
The 41-year-old Gibson appeared on
HLN's Showbiz Tonight to discuss whether George Takei would
convince Donald Trump to back marriage for gay and lesbian couples.
Gibson and Takei are competing in the
current season of Trump's The Celebrity Apprentice. (Takei
was recently fired off of the show.)
Last week, Takei, who married longtime
partner Brad Altman in California in 2008 before Proposition 8 was
approved, tweeted that Trump had accepted his offer to discus the
issue over lunch.
“Donald Trump has accepted my lunch
invitation to hear me out on same-sex marriage,” Takei messaged to
his nearly 300,000 followers. “Hope I can change his mind!”
During Trump's brief flirtation with a
run at the White House as a Republican, he said he was opposed to
marriage and civil unions for gay couples. Trump said he opposed gay
nuptials because he doesn't “feel good about it.”
When asked whether she thinks Trump's
mind can be changed, Gibson answered, “I do.”
“And obviously I spend a lot of time
with the gay community. And there are beautiful gay couples
everywhere. And 'A' I think that, you know, like
the Kirk Cameron comment; I think that he's obviously slightly
ignorant and not aware. It's all about awareness.”
“I like Ron Paul's take on the whole
thing, which is: It doesn't matter what your personal opinion is, I
think government should be out of the business of marriage, anyway.
People should be able to couple up however they want. And it's about
the commitment they have to each other.”
“I do hope Mr. Trump changes his
mind,” Gibson added. “I do find him to be an open minded guy.”
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For the record, Paul supports giving
states the right to decide the issue and is personally opposed to gay
nuptials. He is opposed to the federal government defining marriage.