Mac Margolis: Brazil’s great green hope does a face plant over gay marriage

October 3, 2014 3:16 AM

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Just a few days ago, Mark Ruffalo thought the world of Marina Silva. So much so that the Hollywood idol, who played the Hulk on the big screen and is chest deep in his next project, took a break to tape a heartfelt campaign spot in support of the upstart Brazilian environmentalist, who is running second in the presidential vote to be held Oct. 5. “I feel like Marina Silva is one of the most interesting and exciting politicians on the world stage today,” he gushed, while in a Bruce Banner mood on Sept. 28.

Barely a day later, Ruffalo went green. The reason was Silva’s flip-flop on same-sex marriage. “I cannot, in good conscience, support a candidate who takes a hard right approach to issues such as gay marriage and reproductive rights, even if that candidate is willing to do the right thing on environ...

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