Out actor David Hyde Pierce says he's
amazed by the “domino effect with same-sex marriage.”
Pierce returned to television this fall
in a recurring role on the CBS legal drama The Good Wife.
On the critically acclaimed series,
Pierce, who played Niles Crane for nine seasons on Frasier,
plays a former cable news legal commentator who is running for
“I've always chosen my projects based
on the quality of the writing and who I would get to work with. It's
what I did with Frasier,” Pierce said during an appearance
on Larry King Now. “And [The Good Wife] has such
great writing, it's a lot of good writing on television nowadays. It
seems to be a sort of golden age of television, but this show is
particularly well written and I have so many friends in it.”
In 2009, Pierce shared that
he had married television producer Brian Hargrove in California in
October of the previous year.
asked Pierce his thoughts on the increasing support for marriage
am amazed of the sort of domino effect with same-sex marriage
happening throughout the states, but I think people, it had to do
with visibility. All the brave people who fought for marriage and
just the average American looking at these people or looking at
friends or family who are gay or lesbian and realizing it's kind of
hypocritical to say, 'Oh, I love you dearly, you're my best friend.
Would I let you marry the person you love? Well, sorry no.'”
just seem more important to let people live their lives. It seems in
a way more American,” he added.
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