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K-Pop Crossover: Super Junior Vocalist Siwon Supports Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis's Anti-Gay Marriage Stance

By Robert Kuang | September 11, 2015 12:15 PM EDT


Although allegations of Choi Siwon's stance on same-sex relations have existed for some time, the Super Junior member has officially confirmed it by supporting Kentucky clerk Kim Davis.

On Thursday, Siwon cited a tweet and article in support of Davis—who was recently jailed for refusing marriage licenses to gay couples—followed by several Bible verses backing up his religious viewpoint.

According to Koreaboo, the 29-year-old refuses to accept any roles in which the character may be sexually ambiguous.

"I will respectfully refuse any such offers," he said.

"While I respect all genders, I do not wish to acknowledge homosexuals as I have been taught that God created man and woman with specific characteristics and duties. I realize that with globalization, there are many [entertainers] who do not share my views. There are those who are value-oriented and those who are success-oriented. However shouldn't an actor deliver an image to his audience through roles he chooses to portray, based on his beliefs in life?"

Davis was released on Tuesday after being held in contempt of court for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses. Reportedly, U.S. District Judge David Bunning has expressed she is barred from interfering with her deputies issuing marriage licenses to all legally eligible couples.

According to CNN, Davis' legal team is filing appeals to the US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to take her name off the license, which would reportedly accommodate her religious beliefs.

"If (Davis' deputies) can issue licenses under someone else's authority, Kim Davis would not stand in the way of that," said Davis' attorney Roger Gannam.

Reportedly, Davis has no intention of resigning from her post in Rowan County.

Meanwhile, Siwon is slated to enlist in the military along with Super Junior members Donghae and Eunhyuk. While their enlistments are slated for October and November, allkpop reports that the group has a new album in store that will presumably come out before their leave.


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