While a majority of voters in North Carolina supported a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman, designer Tom Ford appeared at Fern Mallis's Fashion Icon series and offered his opinions on the subject.
While he is openly gay, he "hates that word" and does not wish to define himself in such a manner. When asked if he would marry his partner Richard Buckley, he said absolutely yes but qualified they are residents of California where it's not legal. Moreover, Ford firmly believes the federal government ultimately needs to recognize same-sex marriage to ensure equal rights. With President Obama's endorsement of same-sex marriage today, is it on the way? What do you think?
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