London, (ANI): Richard Gere has spoken out for gay marriage rights in the U.S. in support of his brother, who married during the brief period when gay unions were legal in California. Gere is furious over California Supreme Court's recent decision to uphold a gay marriage ban, which came into effect under the Proposition 8 legislation late last year (08) - six months after homosexual unions were declared valid.
And he is adamant there is "no reason" why individuals like his younger brother David should be denied the same rights as straight couples. "My brother is gay and he got married in that brief period when gay marriage was allowed in California. He has two great kids and is a wonderful father," the Daily Express quoted him as saying.
Story first published: Thursday, May 28, 2009, 15:08 [IST]