Floyd Mayweather Stands In Support Of Gay Marriage
Floyd Mayweather and nemesis Manny Pacquaio are on opposite sides of the ring once again, this time when it comes to same sex marriage.
Floyd spoke on the current hot topic via his Twitter account, writing “I stand behind President Obama & support gay marriage.” He then added, “I’m an American citizen & I believe people should live their life the way they want.”
Perhaps the “American citizen” statement was a dig at Pacquiao, a Filipino who is steadfast in his belief marriage between two people of the same sex should not be legalized. While he didn’t go as far as saying the occasion was punishable by death (as has been widely reported) a statement recently released on his official website makes it very clear the pugilist is standing by his views:
“Manny Pacquiao has never stated that anyone in the Gay Community deserved death. His statements were taken out of context, and were not his opinion. Pacquiao is simply against the marriage of anyone that is not Man and Woman as he believes is stated in the Bible. “I didn’t say that, that’s a lie… I didn’t know that quote from Leviticus because I haven’t read the Book of Leviticus yet,” he said. Pacquiao does not now and has never believed that people deserve death because of their sexual orientation.”
As for Mayweather, he is currently facing an 87-day jail sentence (starting June 1) for misdemeanor domestic violence charges, after pleading guilty that he attacked his ex-girlfriend while two of their children watched in September 2010.