The stars of the upcoming romantic
comedy Love and Other Drugs have weighed in against the ouster
of three judges who favored gay marriage.
In the film, which opens
Wednesday, Jake Gyllenhaal plays a womanizing pharmaceutical sales
representative who falls in love with Anne Hathaway's character in
Both actors decried the recent
ouster of three out of the seven Iowa Supreme Court justices who
unanimously legalized gay marriage last year. The
November 2 vote has emboldened social conservatives to push lawmakers
to ban the institution.
“If that is the reason people are
taking another job, that's not an appropriate thing,” the
29-year-old Gyllenhaal, who played gay in the romantic film Brokeback
Mountain opposite Heath Ledger in 2005, said.
Hathaway, 28, said that marriage is a
matter of civil rights, and Gyllenhall agreed.
“Without a doubt,” Gyllenhaal said.
“I just think that we're better than
this America,” Hathaway said in frustration. “We are better than
having second class citizens.” (View
the entire interview at NewNowNext.com.)