While there was a major victory last week for same-sex marriage in the United States with New York, the reality is now only six states plus Washington D.C. have marriage equality—the fight is far from over. Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron has made it clear that she will not marry unless everyone has the same opportunity.
“I really want for myself a long-term relationship, and I have been in long-term relationships,” Theron, 35, tells Piers Morgan on CNN. “That’s the kind of union that I want. The actual ceremony is not something that is important to me, but I see the importance for other people.”
Asked if she sees herself ever getting married, she replies: “I don’t … I treat my relationships like marriages, I really do.” Marriage, she adds, was “never something that was important [to me].”
“It’s a divine right, and when government starts to tell us who we can love and what is good love … I do have a problem with that… I do have a problem with the fact that our government hasn’t stepped up enough to make this federal, to make [gay marriage] legal,” she adds. [People]
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