Charlize on Piers Morgan Tonight
Charlize Theron has reaffirmed that she won’t consider getting married until same-sex couples in the US also have the right to tie the knot.
Speaking on Piers Morgan’s CNN talk show on Wednesday, the South African-born actress said that marriage “is a divine right” and that “everybody has that right”.
“When government starts to tell us who can love and what is good love, whether government or a government built on a certain religion, I do have a problem with that,” she said.
“If you want to bring it back to the politics… 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.”
The 35-year-old Oscar-winner admitted, however, that before she considered the issue of same-sex marriage, “marriage was never something that was important”.
She added: “I don’t know the exact reason for that… Some would say because I came from a very troubled marriage. My parents did not have a good marriage, but I don’t think it’s that.
“I really want for myself a long-term relationship… [but] the actual ceremony is not something that’s important to me, but I see the importance for other people.”
Theron has previously said that she wouldn’t marry until everyone can and has even compared banning same-sex marriage to apartheid.
In January last year she broke up with her boyfriend of almost ten years, Irish actor Stuart Townsend.
Watch Theron talking to Morgan in the clip below.