Adam Levine, a coach on the NBC reality
talent contest The Voice, believes the arguments of gay
marriage foes don't check out.
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.
He expanded on his answer in remarks
with Michigan gay weekly Pride Source.
“It's just so
silly and it doesn't make any sense to me that you wouldn't be able
to marry whomever you want to marry. It's not our business. I don't
know why we're obsessed with making everything in this country our
business, all the time. It seems we're a little behind on that, and
we just need to make it legal and stop caring so much. It doesn't
matter. And it shouldn't matter.”
added: “People have a million different justifications and
reasons why they don't want [gay marriage] allowed, but it doesn't
check out. Whenever I hear people's reasoning behind it, I think to
myself: First of all, marriage isn't always successful anyway. Look
at the divorce rate and all the things that go wrong with marriage.
Whether it's gay or straight, there are issues with it. Clearly
people have a hard time staying together, and that's just a sad truth
about marriage in our society. People should be allowed to succeed
and fail at marriage as they so desire.”