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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEWS: "Dancing's" Louis Van Amstel & Niecy Nash Make Statement On Gay Marriage

Apr. 6 2010, Published 9:42 a.m. ET

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Louis Van Amstel and Niecy Nash made a strong statement in favor of same-sex marriage rights on Monday night's edition of Dancing with the Stars, as the pair's dance set to Billy Preston and Syreeta Wright’s With You I’m Born Again was not only designed to entertain, but enlighten.

"What if the person you were in love with right at this moment, for whatever reason, you could not be with, because society says, or because the law says?!?" Nash, fighting back tears, told exclusively.

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Van Amstel, who is openly gay, gave us his take on the hotbed issue.

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"I think it should be the choice of every individual who they wanna get married to," Van Amstel said. "It's everybody's choice to disagree, but you cannot stop someone else who agrees with same sex marriage, or even cross-racial marriage."

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ESPN's Erin Andrews said she had to choke back tears watching them perform.


"Gutsy -- very gutsy," she said. "I was very proud of them."

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The duo earned a solid 21 points for their efforts; Dancing With The Stars begins at 8/7c Tuesday on ABC.



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