June 12, 2009 17:25

Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson tape their mouths to defend gay marriage

Blink-182 man also supports overturning of California's Prop 8

Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson tape their mouths to defend gay marriage
Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz and his wife Ashlee Simpson-Wentz have posed for a portrait for California's NOH8 campaign, which seeks to overturn the state's ban on gay marriage.

In the portrait, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz holds a wedding veil and the couple appear with duct tape over their mouths to symbolize the silencing of the gay community's voices on the matter.

The couple have been outspoken supporters of overturning Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage in California]. They also took part in a protest in Hollywood last month when the California Supreme Court upheld the ban on same-sex marriage.

Blink-182's Mark Hoppus posed for a campaign portrait as well.

"My son asked me one time, 'Some guys have girlfriends and some girls have boyfriends, but do boys sometimes have boyfriends?'" Hoppus told E! Entertainment. "I said, 'Yeah, all kinds of people love different kinds of people. And that's the world we live in'."

--By our Los Angeles staff.
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