Gayle King has said she would legalize
gay marriage if she were president.
The 57-year-old King recently joined
CBS This Morning as a co-anchor.
At last weekend's The Hollywood
Reporter/Google pre-party to the White House Correspondent's
Association Dinner, King was asked what law she would pass if she were
president for 10 minutes.
“I personally like same-sex marriage
for everybody in every state,” she said, then added she would also
back a law increasing the driving age from 16 to 18. (The video is
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson also answered
that he would legalize marriage for gay couples if he were
president. Ferguson, who is openly gay, portrays Mitchell Pritchett,
a gay lawyer who is raising an adopted daughter with his partner on
the Wednesday night ABC sitcom Modern Family.
Eric Stonestreet, who plays opposite
Ferguson on the comedy, gave a more nuanced answer to the question:
“Equality for everybody. I would say we need to figure out a law
that makes everybody feel as though they have the same shot at
everything that everyone else has in the United States. … Everybody
needs to feel like they're an equal person in our society.”
Kimmel dresses down Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich on gay marriage.)