Actor Brad Pitt is ready for the nationwide adoption of gay marriage.

The 47-year-old Academy Award-nominated actor recently applauded passage of marriage equality in New York in remarks to

“It is encouraging that New York has joined the movement to grant equal marriage rights to its citizens,” Pitt told the magazine's website.

“But it is each American's Constitutional right to marry the person they love, no matter what state they inhabit. No state should decide who can marry and who cannot. Thanks to the tireless work of so many, someday soon this discrimination will end and every American will be able to enjoy their equal right to marriage.”

In 2006, Pitt stated that he and actress Angelina Jolie will marry when all couples can legally wed.

“Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able,” Esquire magazine quoted him as saying in its October issue.

Two years later, the couple donated $100,000 to fight against passage of Proposition 8, California's voter-approved gay marriage ban. Proposition 8 overruled a California Supreme Court decision that legalized the institution in the state.