On MSNBC Friday, Perez Hilton chimed in on the Indiana law controversy and how the issue has moved to focusing on pizza.
When asked about Memories Pizza, which has become the symbol of the religious freedom issue this week after the owner said they wouldn’t serve same-sex marriages, Hilton said this is not about pizza.
“Once again, extremists in the right wing, or whomever, are trying to deflect from the real issues,” the popular blogger began. “It’s not about pizza or cake, it’s about the message we’re sending to people across the country.”
Perez equated it down to a simple question: it it, or is it not, okay to discriminate: “I don’t think it should be okay to discriminate against anybody. The whole principle of this country, that we’re all created equal and we should all be treated equally under the law.”
Hilton noted how much things have changed in a week.
“In a span of a week the conversation has changed greatly in both of these states,” he said about how the laws in Indiana and Alabama have spurred a groundswell of change in just over a week.
Hilton also touched on the Boy Scouts of New York hiring an openly-gay adult eagle scout: “It’s 2015—the fact that this person was hired is a clear message from the chapter in New York that thing should change.”