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Brad Pitt speaks out to support gay marriage

Hollywood actor Brad Pitt – who has six children with partner Angelina Jolie – is pleased New York State has legalised same-sex marriage and wants the rest of the US to follow suit.

He says, “It is encouraging that New York has joined the movement to grant equal marriage rights to its citizens. But it is each American’s Constitutional right to marry the person they love, no matter what state they inhabit.?? Brad – who was once married to actress Jennifer Aniston – has previously said he won’t wed Angelina until gay marriage is legal everywhere.

“I have love in my life, a soul mate – absolutely,” he reveals. “When someone asked me why Angie and I don’t get married, I replied, ‘Maybe we’ll get married when it’s legal for everyone else.’

“I stand by that, although I took a lot of flak for saying it – hate mail from religious groups. They say gay marriage ruins families and hurts kids. Well, I’ve had the privilege of seeing my gay friends being parents and watching their kids grow up in a loving environment.”

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