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Brad Pitt Stands By Gay Marriage

Brad Pitt Stands By Gay Marriage

Brad Pitt takes the latest cover of Parade and talks about his decision to become a father, why he won’t marry Angelina Jolie, and his past pot-smoking habits. Here’s what 45-year-old Papa Pitt had to say:

On when he’ll marry Angelina Jolie: “I have love in my life, a soul mate–absolutely. 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. I believe everyone should have the same rights. 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.”

On the right to love: “It’s ridiculous that Prop 8 took away gay people’s right to marry! I have no understanding of that kind of hatred. Maybe it’s fear of difference or of the unknown. If you feel belittled, maybe you need someone else to belittle to feel powerful. It’s the only way I know how to explain it. You’ve got religion telling you what to think about homosexuality, about marriage. They say homosexuality is a choice, a lifestyle, something you can be cured of, and that isn’t true. But if you’re tucked away and have no friends who are gay, you’ll believe what the preachers say. Just think of it in terms of being in love–how would you feel if someone told you that you couldn’t be with the person you loved?”

On wanting the best for his children: “Would it bother me if a child of mine turns out to be gay? No, not one bit. Listen, I want my kids to live the lives they want to live. I want them to be fulfilled. I hope I teach my kids to be who they really are.”

On the secret stone grotto behind the waterfall in his pool: “[It's] a great place for sex.”

Check out Brad‘s Parade photo shoot at Parade.com.

P.S. Happy 8th birthday, Maddox Jolie-Pitt!!!

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  • sweetness

    He wickedly sexy.

  • Mary2

    I luv u Bradley Pitt, so damn SEXY

  • nurd

    Hahaha
    The grotto,that’s probably where Knox and Vivienne were conceived!
    Love you Brad!

  • yoco

    Is that their dog?

  • nurd

    Wait,Maddox is 8!

  • dundies

    OMG he’s so annoying

  • t.m.delafonda

    I LOVE this Man! Haters can believe what they want, but, he has become a man of depth and heart-not a HW sycophant trying to fit in. It looks like Angelina knew what she was doing when she chose him after all, huh?

  • Rhonda

    I thought we had a vote on this gay marriage issue, you lost, you got Obama, maybe he’ll make it the law of the land by proclaimation of his own power and wonderfulness!

    There is now a WH snitch line, you can turn in all the people you hate just like in Germany with the gastapo! Won’t this be fun, kids!

  • pokeman

    i have been a brad fan for a long time and I am loving him more and more every day. great interview. he is a nice man and know what’s important in life. I am so happy he found angie as his partner.

  • jake

    Gay People shouldn’t poison and pollute the meaning of marriage. They already have civil unions, create your own meaning of union, but leave the title of marriage to men and women, they’ve had this since the beginning of time. Commit to yourselves if you want, but don’t call it marriage. This is a cop-out, you guys are trying to be like straight couples. Be yourselves and stop trying to fill and be something your not.

  • pokeman

    “I have love in my life, a soul mate–absolutely.

    ____________________________________
    suck it haters.

  • lmao

    The interviewer says he looks like “an average Joe” all this time I thought the media was trying to shove him down our throats as the pinnacle of male beauty. I guess the interviewer saw the pix before the airbrush hit em, eh? bwahahahha! Now that he’s talking about Angie as “a soul-mate” I bet she’s gonna dump him. that always happens when you talk about your love, just ask Jessica Simpleton.

  • Rhonda

    I just hope he doesn’t turn into a woody allen and marry Zahara! That would be wrong!

  • yoco

    Jared its Mad’s 8 Bday

  • ashley

    @#10 go away no one cares what you have to say i think brad is a good person and super hot i love his eyes in the main picture

  • um

    @Rhonda:

    whose woddy allen

  • please

    Those of us that are religious should not send hate mail nor write hateful and hurtful things, we should help those who don’t understand to understand. We should pray for people and hlep them.

  • lol

    parade must be geard to the over 50 crowd. That headline is the sappiest and corniest I’ve ever seen. They couldn’t use a better quote?

  • jo

    Kudos to Brad for using this interview and his celebrity as a platform to speak on the issues he’s feels strongly about…as I do. Most celebs use interviews to talk about me, me, me and fluff topics. Brad obviuosly knows his fan base expect more of him.

  • sillyme

    Women, stay away from a man who says he won’t get married until “everyone” can. Yawn. I know guys are glad this gay marriage thing came along because now they have the perfect excuse. Of course, once gays get the right to marry, then what excuse will Brad use?

  • t.m.delafonda

    The following is Brad’s words about his life…….

    “I don’t know who or what is meant to be in my life, but this is certainly where I want to be. Here with them. I think this is the pinnacle. Even as I’m bound to this thing, in a way I’m freer than I’ve ever been.”

  • jo

    @please: The hate mail doesnt surprise me people all over the world use religion as a basis for hate, discrimination even violence and killing.

  • susi

    I believe that Marriage is between a MAN and a WOMAN..

  • lmao

    Angie has not called him “a soul mate” I do think she may have hinted that about Billy bob.

  • yoco

    @jake: Yeah right gay people you are second class less than straight people, your families don’t deserve the same rights as heterosexuals. Just like Blacks are not equal to Whites, just like Jews are less than Christians. right Jake

  • Frenchy

    hello all. Waving to all fans.

    This is an interesting article..so far. he says things that he’s always been saying though. how hard is it to ask the right questions to get a juicy interview? I must admit that the gotto info is quite..ahem…lol..

  • pokeman

    jo @ 08/05/2009 at 4:10 pm

    ITAWU

  • lmao

    jo, kudos for using Gay marriage, Angie, his kids, and charity work to sell his movie? Okay, kudos. Lmao

  • Gwen

    I am even more in love with him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! too bad he’s taken. haha, but one can surely fantasize…ahhhhhh.

  • t.m.delafonda

    @t.m.delafonda:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADDOX!

  • http://justjared.com oath

    ****BRAD PITT IS A WOMANIZER AND BIG LIAR

    * **ANGELINA JOLIE SHOULD RUN FROM BRAD AS FAST AS SHE CAN BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE FOR HER AND HER KIDS.

  • Not impressed by JA

    Brad is sexy and not only phisically, he has the confidence of people who are passionate and in love and are at the greatest place of their life.
    .
    He never talked like this before. He adores his Angelina.

  • anon

    Whether Brad and Angie get married is thier personal business. Period. Maybe like me it’s not important and are committed by choice everyday. There are many who take vows and wear a ring on the right finger who cheat and or are abusive. We all have the right to do what make sense and works for us.

  • Rhonda

    @um:

    a famous movie producer who was with Mia Farrow who is pretty much like Angie and adopted a dozen kids and then her boyfriend woody married thier daughter. Never heard of Annie Hall!

  • an oldie

    “I’ll take risks for love”. Brad Pitt.
    Love that statement.

  • ….

    Good for him…he seems calm and at peace. It’s obvious he is in love with Angelina and the family they’ve created together. And yeah, she’s his soulmate…nice he put it out there. Don’t think he threw that word out there before in past lives…again, good for him :)

  • Domino

    LOL Charlize Theron and her boyfriend said that was the reason they didn’t get married, and it was LONG before these two got together. Copycats much?

  • pokeman

    lmao @ 08/05/2009 at 4:11 pm

    why am i not surprise you brought this up? first, brad was going to leave angie. now, angie going to leave brad because she hasn’t say he is her soul mate. what’s next? angie is an alcoholic. you have a fascination with brangelina because you are always on brangelina threads. thanks for being a brangelina fan.

  • Tazina

    He is right about everything. It’s usually the religious nuts that are against the gay people. Thank goodness in 50 years everyone will be treated equally….sad it will take so long but by then this generation of haters will be long dead and the younger generations are not going to be like them. They will also have an even dimmer view of religion just as many of them now already do…they see it for the 2000 year old scam it is.

  • eezy

    The idea of marriage being a holy union is long gone. People get married, they get bored or tired of working it out and take the easy way out with divorce. 45% of new marriages end in divorce. True stat. Look it up. So what if Brad and Angelina don’t get married. They have 6 kids to love and take care of. That’s what’s most important and a more special union.

  • Not impressed by JA

    The following is Brad’s words about his life…….

    “I don’t know who or what is meant to be in my life, but this is certainly where I want to be. Here with them. I think this is the pinnacle. Even as I’m bound to this thing, in a way I’m freer than I’ve ever been.”

    —————————————-

    Take this Maniston !
    .
    HE IS FREER than he ever been you deadend b*tch with whom he didn’t want to procreate at the end and had to sort out his issues with you in a two year long therapy !

  • Really?

    “But if you’re tucked away and have no friends who are gay, you’ll believe what the preachers say.”

    IT’S WHAT GOD SAYS, NOT WHAT MAN SAYS (even if it’s Brad Pitt)

  • Brad Fan

    Oh my. I will say one thing, he is not one that ever went with the flow.
    People’s frustrations with Brad since the Legends of the Fall days have been that they see the way he looks and autimatically start creating an image of him that THEY want and believe. Brad’s done everything that went against the grain of his pretty boy rep. it was normal for him because he was being himself but to others, there are times when people threw their hands up in the air out of annoyance. what they fantasized about him and how he was in reality didn’t mesh. Now as a middle aged man he continues to be himself. Yes, some will once again be annoyed with him but you know what? If you are a fan, it’s sort of like being a friend. You accept that people will not think the same way you do and that’s just fine. Brad is and always will be fantastic to me. He never bores.

  • fyi

    Maddox is 8

  • mellouli fan

    loved everything from the hot photos to the great interview

    thanks jared

  • Gwen

    completely love this interview!

  • Orchid

    nurd @ 08/05/2009 at 3:59 pm Hahaha
    The grotto,that’s probably where Knox and Vivienne were conceived!
    Love you Brad!
    ——-
    I bet one naughty interviewer will ask him that!

  • la sigh.

    I get so sick and tired of Celebs claiming Porp8 is a Christian based hate issue. There is no religion on earth that condones same sex marriage, not one. Unless what they’re asking is for our entire world culture to turn our back on God. I do believe in the U.S., according to how our constitution reads, anyone should have the right to marry. However, my personal belief is that it isn’t really a marriage in the eyes of God unless it is a man and woman.

  • Not impressed by JA

    Happy birthday Mad !

  • bella

    He looks creepy in the cover pic. . . why in the world did they chose that photo.
    Love Brad and Angelina :)

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