'Cougar Town' star Busy Philipps talks marriage equality and her best friend Michelle Williams

By Kristen Porricelli,

Busy Philipps, who stars on Cougar Town, recently spoke with The Advocate about marriage equality and rumors that she's secretly in a relationship with actress Michelle Williams.

In her interview with Brandon Voss, Philipps explained why she shot a video for HRC’s Americans for Marriage Equality campaign and why marriage equality is important to her.

"It’s ludicrous that my friends in California aren’t able to legally get married. It’s a civil rights issue. In 20 years we’re going to look back at tapes of these antigay people saying ridiculous things on the news and it’s going to sound as antiquated as the newsreels of horrible racists from the ’50s. Why is marriage equality important to me? Because I’m a decent human being," she said, as quoted by The Advocate.

Philipps and her husband Marc Silverstein are also raising their daughter, Birdie Leigh, by the Golden Rule and the actress revealed the 4-year-old unknowingly made a statement about marriage equality while in the car with Silverstein one day.

"We try to stay away from fast food, but my daughter loves Chick-fil-A. One day she overheard me talking to my mother about the whole antigay debacle," Philipps explained.

"Days later, my husband was with her in the car — she was almost 4 at the time — and she said, 'Daddy, we can’t eat Chick-fil-A anymore. The guy who owns it is so weird. He thinks a guy can’t marry a guy and a girl can’t marry a girl. But we know better!' She doesn’t get that she’s making a statement. She just thinks the Chick-fil-A man is confused or crazy," she continued.

When it comes to the lesbian rumors about her and Williams and even though it was the first she was hearing of it, Philipps gets why people would think that way about them but said, "I believe sexuality is fluid, and women can have a deep love and affection for other women. My friendship with Michelle has stood the test of time, and we’ve been together through many different versions of our lives. I love her as deeply as I love almost anyone. But we don’t do it."

Philipps and Silverstein, who have been married for six years, are also expecting their second child later this year, according to London's Daily Mail.



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