South Africa’s Oscar winning actress Charlize Theron has restated that she will not marry her boyfriend until all same-sex couples can marry across the US.
Theron made the statement in an episode of the talk show The View last week.
When asked by host Barbara Walters about her plans to marry long term actor boyfriend, Stuart Townsend, Theron replied:
“I don’t want to get married because I feel that right now the institution of marriage feels very one-sided, and I want to live in a country where we all have equal rights.”
Theron has been a vocal supporter of same-sex marriage. Earlier this year she wrote an open letter encouraging Americans to support a rally promoting same-sex marriage rights in California. She has also compared banning same-sex marriage to apartheid.
“I don’t like living in an elitist world, it bothers me. I don’t want to be part of an elitist sexual preference. Maybe it’s because I come from a country where I lived under apartheid,” she said.
She added at the time: “My ability to get married is a piece of me that I wish I could give to somebody who it would mean so much to. We should all have the chance.”