Mary Steenburgen On Queer Equality And Her Friendship With Hillary Clinton
Huffington Post - 4 months
Academy Award-winning actress Mary Steenburgen, who stars in Will Forte’s hit post-apocalyptic comedy series “The Last Man on Earth” on Fox, sounded off on her commitment to LGBTQ rights and her decades-long friendship with Hillary Clinton in a recent interview with me on SiriusXM Progress.
Steenburgen, who was born and raised in Arkansas, and her husband, actor Ted Danson, have been long-time supporters of marriage equality. And she spoke out in 2015 when Arkansas passed an anti-LGBTQ “religious liberty” bill which legislators were forced to soften after national outrage.
“It was shocking that it had to be spoken of, that in this time it still came up,” she said. “But it’s fear ― people are afraid of what they don’t know. It was just something that felt like an egregious abuse of civil rights. I felt like I couldn’t be silent about it. I love my state. I love the people of my state. My state has always had its battles for civil rights...Growing up someplace like that, you eith
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