Captain America comes out in favor of gay marriage
Chris Evans, the actor best known for playing Captain America in The Avengers and Captain America: The First Avenger, has made clear where he stands on gay marriage: “Are you kidding me?” he asks. “It’s insane that civil rights are being denied people in this day and age. It’s embarrassing, and it’s heartbreaking. It goes without saying that I’m completely in support of gay marriage…”
Evans, also known for playing Johnny Storm AKA Human Torch in the Fantastic Four movie franchise, is straight. But his brother Scott Evans is openly homosexual, perhaps prompting Chris to be so outspoken on the matter. He goes on to predict that “In ten years we’ll be ashamed that this was an issue.” Civil rights for the LGBT community has been a front burner issue for years, but was pushed front and center when President Barack Obama emphasized the matter in his Second Inaugural Address earlier this week…
Those looking forward to seeing Chris Evans in action again as the man-out-of-his-own-time superhero Captain America will have to wait a bit. The second Captain America movie, entitled The Winter Soldier, is scheduled for a 2014, while Avengers 2 is expected in 2015.