Brad Pitt opened up about his views on gay marriage during a recent interview with MTV. Angelina Jolie’s significant other was participating in a press day for his new movie, Killing Them Softly, when he launched into a discussion about socially progressive issues and the legalization of gay marriage.
Pitt has publicly supported gay marriage for quite some time. A plethora of movie stars and celebrities donate massive amounts of money to causes they support, but Pitt is known for going the extra mile. Not only does he a big check, he is also heralded for rolling up his sleeves and contributing some sweat equity as well.
During the interview with MTVBrad Pitt had this to say about legalizing gay marriage:
“Equality, absolutely, that’s what defines us. It’s what makes us great. If it doesn’t sit well with your religion, let your God sort it out in the end, but that’s us. We’re equal.”
The enigmatic movie star also pondered whey same-sex marriage and marijuana legalization are frequently grouped together by media types. Pitt stated that the issues should be treated with separate yet equal importance by journalists. During the outing to promote Killing Them Softly crime thriller, the actor also had this to say about social issues:
“I do believe that we should be responsible for our own choices in talking about the drug laws, and that the drug war is an ultimate failure and that the billions and billions of dollars that we’ve committed to it, there’s got to be a better way. I don’t believe in incarceration over education — don’t get me started. But there’s real damage to drugs; that is not the same as with gay marriage. I think there’s an age of understanding and there’s a reason why there are no old drug addicts; it either kills you or you get out. I’m going to leave it at that point right there.”