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01/28/2015 02:24 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

'Ace Of Cakes' Baker Duff Goldman: 'I Get A Lot Of Flak' For Supporting Gay Marriage

Duff Goldman has no qualms advocating for same-sex marriage -- even in the face of backlash.

The "Ace of Cakes" baker recently partnered with chef Art Smith for the #101GayWeddings campaign, an effort to give 101 same-sex couples a dream wedding. The initiative serves as a way of cementing the importance of marriage equality in our country, the famed cake artist explained in a HuffPost Live conversation on Tuesday.

"It's 2015... The world needs more love. It's like, why deny people weddings because they're homosexual? It just doesn't make any sense to me," he told host Caitlyn Becker. "I don't get it. I'm not gay, but I think this is the right thing to do."

The veteran baker confessed that he does "get a lot of flak" for his outspoken support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, but that hasn't impacted his stance.

"I really try to understand -- what is it besides a religious belief that makes people think this is wrong? I really try to understand," he said. "I want someone to be able to explain to me how people getting married affects them. What does that do to them? How does it affect them financially? How does it affect them politically? How does it affect their life? I just have never ever heard an answer I believe."

Watch more from Duff Goldman's conversation with HuffPost Live here.

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