The stars of the upcoming romantic comedy Love and Other Drugs have weighed in against the ouster of three judges who favored gay marriage.

In the film, which opens Wednesday, Jake Gyllenhaal plays a womanizing pharmaceutical sales representative who falls in love with Anne Hathaway's character in Pittsburgh.

Both actors decried the recent voter-approved ouster of three out of the seven Iowa Supreme Court justices who unanimously legalized gay marriage last year. The November 2 vote has emboldened social conservatives to push lawmakers to ban the institution.

“If that is the reason people are taking another job, that's not an appropriate thing,” the 29-year-old Gyllenhaal, who played gay in the romantic film Brokeback Mountain opposite Heath Ledger in 2005, said.

Hathaway, 28, said that marriage is a matter of civil rights, and Gyllenhall agreed.

“Without a doubt,” Gyllenhaal said.

“I just think that we're better than this America,” Hathaway said in frustration. “We are better than having second class citizens.” (View the entire interview at