British actor Hugh Grant says he's not
a big proponent of marriage but supports marriage equality in a new
video for the Out4Marriage campaign, which supports the British
government's plan to legalize gay marriage by 2015.
“I'm not a massive believer in
marriage – I think my own biography is testament to that,” Grant
says in the 30-second clip released Tuesday.
“But I do think that love is the same
for everyone. And I do think that everyone should have the same
“If you want to get married, whether
you're gay, straight, transgender, whatever, you should definitely be
allowed to do that,” he says. “So, I'm out for marriage, are
you?” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit
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The 52-year-old Grant is best known for
his role in Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Joseph Musgrave, political director for
the Out4Marriage campaign, welcomed Grant's endorsement.
“Although it's great to have such a
well-known celebrity support us, Hugh's key contribution is to
emphasize the human element. This is about the recognition of love
and freeing people to decide how they, and not the state, choose to
act on that,” he said.