Actor Chris Evans thinks denying gay and lesbian couples the right to marry is “heartbreaking.”

The 30-year-old actor is best known for playing Captain America in last year's film Captain America: The First Avenger. He'll reprise the role in the upcoming film The Avengers, which opens on May 4, and a sequel set for release in 2014.

In 2009, Chris accidentally publicly outed his brother Scott Evans during a wide-ranging interview with gay glossy The Advocate.

“I read on that younger brother Scott is gay,” he was told.

“Yes, I do have a gay brother. I'm down with the gays. Mostly I'm hanging out with him and his gay buddies, who are fucking hilarious. They're the funniest people I know,” Chris responded.

Scott is best known for playing police officer Oliver Fish on the ABC daytime soap One Life to Live. His character was canceled after he became romantically involved with another man.

In an interview with Playboy to promote The Avengers, Chris Evans was asked if he supports gay marriage.

“Are you kidding me?” he answered. “It's insane that civil rights are being denied people in this day and age. It's embarrassing, and it's heartbreaking. It goes without saying that I'm completely in support of gay marriage. In 10 years we'll be ashamed that this was an issue.”