HOLLYWOOD, October 6, 2005 ( – Appearing on CNN’s Larry King Live Tuesday, television personality Judith Scheindlin a.k.a. ‘Judge Judy’, came out in favour of homosexual ‘marriage’. Scheindlin, an outspoken judge who takes cases to be aired on television was thought by many to be conservative.Â

Asked by Larry King about “gay marriage”, Sheindlin replied, “Who is it hurting? You know, my grandmother used to say who is it hurting? So, I ask you, Larry, if you have two adults and they happen to both be of the same sex and they love each other and they want to set up a home with each other they have as much of a shot as heterogeneous couples do. Fifty-two percent of marriages end in divorce, you know.”

The pop-culture icon known by the household name of ‘Judge Judy’ continued, “So if it works, it works. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t. And if it’s important for them to use the word marriage, rather than civil union or whatever other language that some people would prefer that they use I ask you it’s not hurting me. It doesn’t impact on my life. Why is there such a big fuss about it? Why are people so invested in it? I just don’t get the negativity. I don’t get it.”

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