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Manny Pacquiao banned from Rick Caruso's The Grove over gay marriage remarks

May 16, 2012

Boxer Manny Pacquiao has been banned from the Grove shopping mall -- which along with the Americana at Brand is owned by devolper Rick Caruso -- because of comments he made about gay marriage.

In an interview with National Conservative Examiner, Pacquiao addressed President Obama's recent endorsement of gay marriage.

"God's words first ... obey God's law first before considering the laws of man," Pacquiao told the Examiner.

"God only expects man and woman to be together and to be legally married," the boxer is quoted as saying. "It should not be of the same sex, so as to adulterate the altar of matrimony, like in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah."

On Monday night, the Grove, posted a statement on Twitter saying Pacquiao is not allowed on the premises.

The tweet reads: "Boxer Manny Pacquiao is not welcome at @TheGroveLA. @TheGroveLA is a gathering place for all Angelenos, not a place for intolerance."

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Pacquiao was scheduled to be interviewed Wednesday at the Grove for the TV show "Extra."

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-- KTLA-TV

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