Following Golden Globes, Clooney speaks out for equality


At a press conference following his best actor win at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, George Clooney once again spoke out for LGBT equality.

Clooney, who took home a statue for his performance in “The Descendents,” is starring as attorney David Boies in an upcoming one-night-only reading of Dustin Lance Black’s play “8.” The play is based on courtroom transcripts from the historic trial that found California’s Proposition 8 illegal.

Asked by a journalist for his opinion of Mitt Romney’s anti-gay rhetoric, Clooney answered, “Well, I’m not much concerned until there’s an actual nominee. But I think it’s the wrong side of history. I think everyone sort of understands it might be the last leg of the civil rights movement. I do believe that. So I think that at some point, it’s certainly not the wedge issue it was in 2004, so that’s a good sign. So those are important things to me, I think.”

It’s the second time this month that the Academy Award-winning superstar has promoted marriage equality. In a Jan. 13 interivew with E!’s Marc Malkin, Clooney said, “I think the world is changing and it’s becoming less and less of an issue and I think it shouldn’t be long now. I think younger people are looking at this like, ‘Who cares?’”