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Glee star Kevin McHale speaks out for gay marriage rights in the US

Glee star Kevin McHale speaks out for gay marriage rights in the US

On TV’s Glee, the character of Artie Abrams isn’t gay but he has had plenty of gay friends like Kurt, Blaine and Santana and lost his virginity to bisexual cheerleader Brittany.

Kevin McHale, the actor who has played Artie for the past five seasons, is also gay friendly and is speaking out for full marriage equality in the US.

‘We need nationwide marriage equality now because two people in love should never be illegal,’ McHale says in a new video for the Human Rights Campaign’s Americans for Marriage Equality campaign.

He also talks about the meaning of family.

‘Family, to me, is about surrounding yourself with loved ones and having them by your side, no matter what happens,’ says the actor.

‘Committed and loving gay and lesbian couples deserve to have their love, their relationships and their families recognized like everyone else.’

McHale, 26, is among the Glee stars returning for the show’s abbreviated sixth season which will be the show’s last.