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Friday, March 7, 2014

Even The Dalai Lama Says Gay Marriage Is "OK"

Posted By on Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 10:21 AM

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In an interview set to air on March 10, the Dalai Lama reportedly told Larry King that he sees nothing wrong with gay marriage.

In fact his Holiness spoke out against anti-LGBT bullying during the same interview, saying it's "wrong" and a violation of human rights, NBC reports.

The Dalai Lama told King that he thought it was "OK" for two people of the same sex to marry.

"If two people really feel that way, and both sides agree, then OK," he said.

When asked about the recent passage of anti-gay laws in Russia, as compared to the rise of marriage equality in America, His Holiness said that traditions should be protected, and said that marriage was "an individual's business."

"People who have belief or who have special traditions, then you should follow according to your own traditions," he said.

The Dalai Lama also had some pretty strong words for anti-gay bullying. "That's a violation of human rights," he said.

Openly gay Florida attorney Norm Kent, who also publishes South Florida Gay News, spoke to SF Weekly about the Dalai Lama's stand, saying "since no predominantly Buddhist nation allows gay marriage, the Dali Lama's recognition of the same is important for millions of his spiritual followers, not only here in the USA, but throughout the world."

"He has lived a lifetime in exile, and he is saying to LGBT America that we too should be exiles no more," Kent said.

Now who's really going to argue with the Dalai Lama?

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