Actor Brad Pitt has lauded gay marriage
wins in four states, saying equality makes us great.
The 48-year-old Pitt discussed the
November 6 gains during a press day for Killing Them Softly,
his upcoming crime-thriller movie.
“Equality, absolutely, that's what
defines us. It's what makes us great,” he
“If it doesn't sit well with your
religion, let your God sort it out in the end, but that's us. We're
He added that he finds it curious that
marijuana legalization and marriage equality are often linked
together in the media.
“I don't understand that,” he said.
“[T]here's real damage to drugs; that is not the same as with gay
marriage. Since the last round [of elections], they've been linked
in every article. I find that curious.”
Pitt helped fund the pro-marriage
equality campaigns in the four states where it was on the ballot with
a $100,000 matching contribution to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC),
the nation's largest gay rights advocate.
A longtime supporter of marriage
equality, Pitt also gave $100,000 to fight Proposition 8,
California's 2008 voter-approved gay marriage ban.