Brad Pitt comes forward for marriage equality

Laura Donovan Contributor
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“Tree of Life” star Brad Pitt has again spoken out in favor of gay marriage.

“It is encouraging that New York has joined the movement to grant equal marriage rights to its citizens,” the actor told People magazine exclusively of his thoughts on last month’s passing of New York’s Marriage Equality Act. “[I]t is each American’s Constitutional right to marry the person they love, no matter what state they inhabit.” (Frankie Muniz says he was joking about potential political run)

The former “Sexiest Man Alive” went on to say that everyone will someday be able to tie the knot with whomever they please.

“[S]omeday soon this discrimination will end and every American will be able to enjoy their equal right to marriage,” Pitt told the publication.

This isn’t the first time Pitt has pushed for marriage quality. In 2008, the actor donated $100,000 to the campaign against Proposition 8, the California ballot measure that would prohibit same-sex marriage.

Pitt, an advocate for the anti-poverty and AIDS organization ONE, is known for taking an active role in human interest causes. In 2006, the actor and partner Angelina Jolie reportedly started the Jolie/Pitt Foundation to aide families affected by extreme poverty and HIV/AIDS.

“Angelina and Brad are committed to using their resources to help the world’s most vulnerable people,” their spokesman told People magazine.