Robert Redford considers it to be ‘un-American’ to discriminate against gay people
Screen icon Robert Redford is making clear that he supports gay marriage and wants it to become legal in Utah where he holds his annual Sundance Film Festival.
‘I’m here for the same reason you are – equal rights for all,’ Redford said this week at an event for Equality Utah, the state’s largest LGBT rights advocacy group.
‘Like you, I believe there’s no place in our world for discrimination. None. I think it is un-American,’ he said. ‘If we change discriminatory laws in Utah, it sets a benchmark for people in other states; it allows people to see what can be done.’
‘Utah is changing,’ Redford added. ‘There are good people in Utah. More people want to change the discriminatory laws than want to keep them.People should be able to marry whomever they love.’
Redford is the Oscar winning director of Ordinary People and the star of such classic films as The Sting, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Way We Were, All the Presidents Men and Three Days of the Condor.
His more recent movies include The Horse Whisperer, The Clearing, Lions for Lambs and the upcoming All is Lost.