Actress Sara Ramirez has described
herself as a lifetime ally of gay rights.
The 37-year-old Mexican/Irish-American
is the best known for playing Dr. Callie Torres, the wife of
pediatric surgeon Arizona Robbins (played by Jessica Capshaw), on the
ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy.
In an interview with Latina
magazine, Torres said she plans to support the LGBT community for a
very long time.
“I'm always going to support the LGBT
community and equal rights for the LGBT community. That's going to be
with me 'till the day I die and beyond. I mean, that's just what it
“I'm always amazed by that [lack] of
compassion [from opponents], I really am. But I imagine that those
kinds of people that are stuck in that whole thing – that whole
train of thought [laughs] – I don't know when they were so hurt
that they can't possibly have compassion for someone else in that
respect,” Ramirez said.
“To just have the choice – that's
what it always comes back to. You really want to take someone's
choice away? You don't want them to have the choice to build that
life for themselves in the way they choose to? And that's really