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



Actor/former pro wrestler Steve Austin attends WWE & E! Entertainment's
Actor/former pro wrestler Steve Austin attends WWE & E! Entertainment's "SuperStars For Hope" at the Beverly Hills Hotel on August 15, 2013 in Beverly Hills.
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WWE chairman Vince McMahon (C) prepares to have his head shaved by Donald Trump (L) and Bobby Lashley (R) while being held down by "Stone Cold" Steve Austin after losing a bet in the Battle of the Billionaires at the 2007 World Wrestling Entertainment's Wrestlemania at Ford Field on April 1, 2007 in Detroit, Michigan.
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Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson (R) plays the role of 'Special Enforcer' and raises the hand of 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin after the finish of the World Wrestling Federation championship match at the Fleet Center in Boston.
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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)