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 PEOPLE.com.
“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
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