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Lydia Cornell, 'Too Close For Comfort' Star, Backs Gay Marriage

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Add Lydia Cornell to the growing list of gay marriage supporters in Hollywood. The star of 80's sitcom "Too Close For Comfort" and radio host has recently come out in support of marriage equality in a recent blog post.

As pointed out by Queerty, Cornell spoke of her lesbian sister not having a choice in her sexuality and how she's "heartsick at the bigotry" she sees in America.

She writes:

"My sister is gay, and she never made a choice, but that’s beside the point. The marriage contract is a private contract between two individuals. How does it hurt anyone to let two souls honor their monogamy by allowing them the sanctity and dignity of marriage, as other human beings have a right to? Isn’t this in the Bill of Rights?

I am heartsick at the bigotry I see in America today. I can’t believe my sister may never have the same rights I have! And furthermore, according to Suze Orman — as it stands now, civil unions do not permit the transfer of a deceased person’s estate to the partner. Next of ‘kin’ is first in line."

She then added, "Sexual immorality was not even on Christ’s radar, as was clear when the mob was stoning the prostitute: “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”

You can read Cornell's blog in full here.

Cornell is among other stars such as Beyonce, Madonna, Snoop Lion, La La Anthony, Susan Olsen, and others who have recently sounded off in support of same-sex marriage.

Singer-actress Marie Osmond also subtly re-affirmed her support of marriage equality, pointing to her openly gay daughter Jessica in a poignant interview with Diane Sawyer.

"The God that I believe in is a god of love, not fear," Osmond, who is a practicing Mormon, told Sawyer. "I don't think God made one color flower. I think He made many."

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