Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas has
endorsed gay marriage.
The 53-year-old Banderas, who is best
known for playing Zorro in The Mask of Zorro and portraying
the voice of Puss in Boots in the Shrek franchise and Puss
in Boots, made his comments in a wide-ranging interview with
Peruvian journalist Beto Ortiz.
Speaking in Spanish, Banderas, who was
born in Spain, said he “absolutely” favored Spain's 2005 law
legalizing marriage for gay couples.
“I am absolutely in favor of gay
marriage,” Banderas said.
“I believe that a legal framework is
needed for people of the same sex who have decided to start a life
Of the Catholic Church's position on
the issue, Banderas said: “Pope Francis' last declarations were,
'Who am I to judge?' That seemed smart to me.”
“I think right now the church is
inching closer to reality every day. And I think a Latin American
pope is making giant steps,” Banderas added. (The video is embedded
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