Illusionist Penn Jillette has said if
the government recognizes straight marriage, then gay marriage must
be recognized as well.
Appearing on CNN's Piers
Morgan Tonight, the 57-year-old Jillette, also a
best-selling author, told host Piers Morgan that he approved of
Obama's endorsement of gay marriage.
“Once you've had straight marriage,
you have to have gay marriage,” said Jillette. “And the slippery
slope they talk about. Like, oh, what if they want to do polygamy
and they want to do this. I think that's all terrific. I'm all in
favor of the slippery slope. I think love is a good thing and
commitment is a good thing. People should be able to make any sort
of life commitment to anybody they want.”
He added that he did not believe
marriage was the government's business.
“It just seems a little creepy to
tell the government who you are having sex with,” he said. (The
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