Brad Pitt seeks gay marriage

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Fielding the latest in a string of queries from journalists wanting to know when Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie plan to tie the knot, Pitt, long an advocate for social change, announced he and Jolie won’t be marrying until restrictions on who can tie the knot are dropped.

“Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able,” the 42-year-old actor and new father tells Esquire Magazine in the October issue, out this week.

In the article, which centres around the theme “fifteen things I think everyone should know,” Pitt also waxes poetic on themes including parenthood, life in the public eye and adopting Angelina’s kids Maddox, 5, and Zahara, 1, who he says he “cannot imagine life” without.

“They’re as much of my blood as any natural born, and I’m theirs,” says Pitt. “That’s all I can say about it. I can’t live without them. So: Anyone considering [adoption], that’s my vote.”

Pitt’s support for the legalization of same-sex marriage comes less than a year after Academy Award Winner Charlize Theron told reporters she would not marry boyfriend Stuart Townsend until gay and lesbian marriage was legalised.

Theron was honoured earlier this year by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation for being a positive ally to the gay community.

Pitt has long been a supporter of the gay community and actively involved in liberal politics.

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