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'Stone Cold' Steve Austin speaks out in favor of gay marriage

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Actor and former professional wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin made headlines Wednesday after an excerpt from a podcast he released last year endorsing gay marriage started making the rounds.

"I'm absolutely for same-sex marriage," Austin said. "I believe that any human being in America, or any human being in the ... world, that wants to be married, if it's the same sex, more power to 'em."

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Austin also spoke out against churches who oppose same-sex marriage.

His comments were re-posted to YouTube on Friday and became the top trending topic on Facebook Wednesday, with posts from a variety of sources including popular viral site Upworthy.

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Austin came to prominence with his "Austin 3:16" catchphrase, referencing popular Bible verse John 3:16 while mocking another character who made religious references.

Listen to Stone Cold's comments below. (Warning: Contains adult language.)

Steve Austin's comments on gay marriage (Warning: Contains adult language)

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