James Franco and John Hamn Speak Out For Gay Marriage At Sundance

During a press conference E!’s Ted Casablanca and Taryn Rider asked “hotter than hell” actors Jon James Franco and John Hamm about the Prop 8 Trial in California and how it might relate to the the courtroom trial in the film “Howl” about openly gay brat poet Allan Ginsberg which both actors are starring in thats debuting at the Sundance Film Festival

Said Hamm: “There’s a line in the movie [that says] ‘I think that publicity engendered by this trial is going to bring this poem to a much wider audience than it ever would have had.’ I think that argument can certainly be made for the Prop 8 situation, where publicity engendered by all this brings to light the absurdity of ascribing second-class status to an entire group of people. The more people that see that…I just think in a lot of ways the publicity and press surrounding these issues will only serve to help.”

Said Franco: “Like I said before when Milk was coming out, I hope we’ll get to a time soon where we’ll look back and say, ‘I can’t believe that we were discriminating against this whole group of people and saying, ‘You don’t have the same rights as everybody else.” I hope that the time comes very, very soon, when we can all look back and say that was ridiculous.”

Watch these two incredibly intellegent and handsome actors in the interview below

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Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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