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Seth MacFarlane: Prop. 8 is 'ridiculous'; Red Sox a safer bet

August 4, 2010 |  3:50 pm

Seth MacFarlane Prop. 8

A federal judge in California ruled on Wednesday that Proposition 8, which says marriage is strictly between a man and a woman in the state, is unconstitutionalSeth MacFarlane already knew that.

Sounding off to Details magazine this month, the mega-producer broached the topic of same-sex marriage, which "Family Guy" touched on in its fourth season.

MacFarlane said money spent championing a same-sex marriage ban was a total waste.

"The ridiculous thing about something like Prop. 8 is that it will be overturned. They put something like $40 million into that campaign, and they might as well have just bet all that money on the Red Sox," he said.

"It's wasted money because that civil rights battle will be won eventually. They'll just have to sulk ...

... in a corner and accept the fact that gays will be able to marry each other. Every civil rights conflict -- black people, women -- comes to an end in the right way."

And that's how he feels about that.

MacFarlane has written and will soon direct "Ted," a live-action feature about a man and his teddy bear.

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Seth MacFarlane at "An Evening With the Cast and Creators of Family Guy" in 2009. Credit: Vince Bucci / Fox

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