Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama this week told an online talk show -- hosted by veteran news broadcaster Larry King -- that consensual gay sex did not bother him, and it is "okay" if such a couple wants to marry, the Big News Network website reports today (March 8, 2014).
This is perhaps the first time any religious head has thrown his moral weight and spoken openly in favor of gay marriage.
The Buddhist monk -- in an interview during his latest trip to the United States -- said gay marriage was up to each government and ultimately "individual business."
"If two people, a couple, really feel that way is more practical, more sort of satisfaction, both sides fully agree, then okay," the Dalai Lama said. But he insisted that people should still follow their own religion's rules on sexuality.