The Dalai Lama Has Endorsed Gay Marriage

ASSOCIATED PRESS

During his visit to Washington, D.C., the Dalai Lama expressed his support for gay marriage and criticized discrimination against LGBT people.

“If two people really feel that way and both sides fully agree, then okay,” the spiritual leader of Buddhism said in an interview with Larry King, according to NBC News.

“People who have belief or who have special traditions, then you should follow according to your own tradition. Like Buddhism, there are different kinds of sexual misconduct, so you should follow properly,” he said. “I think (it’s) OK. I think that’s an individual’s business.”

He also criticized bullying against LGBT people, saying it was “a violation of human rights.”

“That is wrong,” he said.

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