Mark Ruffalo – star of the gay
parenting flick The Kids Are Alright – has slammed gay
marriage opponents as “bigoted.”
In an interview
with Fox News' entertainment blog Pop Tarts, the 42-year-old
actor said he disagreed with opponents of gay marriage.
“It's the last dying, kicking,
screaming, caged animal response to a world that is changing, a world
that's leaving a lot of those old, bigoted, un-accepting views
behind. It's over,” Ruffalo said.
Kids Are Alright, Ruffalo plays Paul, the biological father
of two children being raised by a lesbian couple. The film stars
Academy Award nominees Julianne Moore and Annette Bening as the
couple whose family dynamic is altered in unexpected ways when their
children seek out Paul.
Kids got a buzzy premiere in
January at the Sundance Film Festival, where it was acquired by Focus
Features, and went on to win
the Teddy Bear at the 60th Berlin International Film
Ruffalo also said gay families are no
different than heterosexual families.
“We live down the street from a gay
couple with a young son, my son goes and plays there and has lunch
there. My son is 8 years old, and not once has he come and asked why
his friend has two poppas,” he said. “His family is no different
to my family – they eat at the same time, send their kid to school,
discipline him and love him the same way. It's only the teaching
that we give to the child that makes them see those distinctions.”
The Kids Are Alright opens
Friday in select cities.