Adam Levine, a coach on the NBC reality
talent contest The Voice, has said he would legalize gay
marriage if he were president.
The 33-year-old Levine, who is best
known as the front man and guitarist for the rock band Maroon 5, was
asked during an interview with MTV what law he would pass if he were
president for a day.
“First, I'd make gay marriage legal,
because that's just archaic and ridiculous,” Levine said. (Watch
the segment at MTV.)
Maroon 5 released its fourth studio
album, Overexposed, last week.
Last year, Levine urged parents to
accept their gay children.
“I can single-handedly dispel any
ideas that sexuality is acquired. Trust me, you’re born with it.
My brother is gay, and we knew when he was two. We all knew. We all
really wanted to provide some cushion for him and constantly let him
know that it's OK,” Levine wrote in a cover story gay glossy Out.
“A lot of people don't want their kid
to be gay and will fight it at all costs. But I've got news for you
– it's a losing fucking battle. The more you fight it, the more
fucked-up your kid's gonna be. You've just gotta embrace it from the
beginning. That's the only way to deal with it as a family.
Otherwise, you're just screwing yourself over, and you're gonna make
your kid miserable.”