Actor-comedian-author Stephen Fry has
said no animal species except human beings have exhibited homophobic
The 55-year-old Fry, who is openly gay,
makes his claim in a 3-minute video in support of the UK government's
plan to legalize gay marriage by 2015.
“At least 260 species of animal have
been noted exhibiting homosexual behavior,” Fry says. “But only
one species of animal ever so far as we know – and I would be
fascinated if anyone could prove me wrong – has exhibited
homophobic behavior. And that's the human being. So ask yourself,
which is really natural?”
“Think about it. Go with your
heart,” he adds.
In the video, Fry also discounts the
claims of opponents that churches would be forced to marry gay
couples against their wishes.
“It's not true. The people who run
churches or synagogues or mosques are not forced to marry previously
divorced people, for example; it's a very good analogy. It's entirely
up to them, if it goes against their faith.” (The video is
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