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Clint Eastwood Signs Petition In Support of Gay Marriage

Actor Clint Eastwood signed a petition that was presented to the Supreme Court late last week in support of gay marriage, ABC news reported.

The petition was presented to the Court prior to their review of California’s Prop. 8 that banned gay marriage in the state.

Eastwood joined nearly 100 other notable Republicans in supporting gay marriage. Others on the list included former California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, former congresswoman Mary Bono Mack and former commerce secretary under President George W. Bush, Carlos Gutierrez.

Eastwood, a proclaimed libertarian, was both praised and scrutinized for his speech at the Republican National Convention late last summer.

Clint Eastwood Stars in Romney Ad

Legendary actor Clint Eastwood stars in a new Romney ad that is sponsored by conservative Super PAC American Crossroads.

The New York Times reports that the ad is currently airing in swing states Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio and Virginia.

“Obama’s second term would be a rerun of the first, and our country just couldn’t survive that,” Eastwood says. “We need someone who could turn it around fast, and that man is Mitt Romney. There’s not much time left, and the future of our country is at stake.”

Eastwood received praise and criticism after his speech at the Republican National Convention in late August. The actor later dinged the GOP in an interview, calling them ‘dumb.’

Most recently, his daughter Francesca admitted she wasn’t voting for Romney.

Clint Eastwood: GOP ‘Dumb’ to Let Me Speak at RNC

Legendary actor Clint Eastwood made headlines at the end of August at the RNC by talking to an empty chair. The speech  was both praised and panned by critics on both sides of the aisle.

Eastwood recently sat down with Extra and discussed his new movie ‘Trouble with the Curve,’ as well as his talked-about speech.

When asked if he would do it again, Eastwood didn’t hesitate.

“I never look backward,” Eastwood said. “It’s done and it’s done. I probably would, I wouldn’t be afraid of it.”

When pressed about the reactions and criticisms, Eastwood was blunt.

“I figure if somebody’s dumb enough to ask me to go to a political convention and say something, they’re gonna have to take what they get,” Eastwood said.” People loved it or hated it and that’s fine.”

Eastwood said he has nothing against President Obama and really liked the atmosphere right after he was elected, but he said the country needs a new leader to fix the economic problems. He said he feels Mitt Romney would be able to do that.

Eastwood recently told Ellen DeGeneres that he supports gay marriage.

“The condition of society right now, with the high unemployment rates and the tremendous debt we’re increasing and the government spending, we’d think there’d be more to think about than worrying about gay marriage,” he said.

Clint Eastwood at RNC

In case you missed legendary actor Clint Eastwood giving a rather “talked about” speech at the Republican National Convention a few weeks ago, here it is. You be the judge. Did it help or hurt the Romney campaign?

Clint Eastwood On Team Romney

Actor Clint Eastwood endorsed Mitt Romney at a fundraiser in Sun Valley, Idaho on Friday, reports THR.

Eastwood was in an audience of 325 and Romney spotted him from the stage and invited him up.

Photo by John Shearer/WireImage.com

“There is a guy here from the world of acting,” Romney said. “Who has pursued his dreams in a very unusual way: He stood up to the industry and did things his own way.”

Eastwood said that Romney was best suited to fix the tax system.

“I was doing a picture in early 2000s called Mystic River in his home state,” said Eastwood. “At that time, Gov. Romney was running for governor. I said, ‘God, this guy is too handsome to be governor, but he does look like he could be president.’ As the years have gone by, I’m beginning to think even more so that. He’s going to restore a decent tax system that we need badly so that there is a fairness and people are not pitted against one another of whose paying taxes and who isn’t.”

Eastwood continued and mentioned the recent controversy over the taxes the Olympic athletes have to pay on their medals when they return back to the country.

“Also, we don’t want anybody taking away the Olympic medals, tax-wise, from the Olympic athletes,” Eastwood said. “The government is talking about getting a couple of nickels. It’s now more important than ever that we need Gov. Romney, and I’m going to be voting for him as I know most of you will be. … We’ve got to just spread the word and get the whole country behind this.”

Eastwood is one of the few outspoken conservatives in Hollywood. He identifies himself as a libertarian and endorsed John McCain in 2008.

After Eastwood officially endorsed Romney on Friday, many of the iconic actor’s fans were somewhat upset, forcing his wife Dina to take to Twitter and explain things. However, she makes him sound more like an independent than a libertarian. But that’s just our personal observation.