Actress Julianne Moore has said that gay marriage is important to her because she is a feminist.

The 52-year-old Moore played gay opposite Annette Bening in the 2010 film The Kids Are All Right. In A Single Man, she played a supportive friend to Colin Firth's gay character.

In an interview with the UK's The Sunday Times Style Magazine, Moore explained why she supports marriage equality.

“Oh, yeah, absolutely [I'm a feminist],” she said. “At one point, 'feminist' became a pejorative term. How did that happen?”

“If you're a feminist, you're basically saying you're a humanist.”

“That's why the issue of gay marriage is so important to me,” she continued. “It's about everybody having the same shot at everything at work, at marriage, at life.”

The mother of two recently took home the Best Actress in a Television Film Golden Globe for her portrayal of 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in the film Game Change.