Brad Pitt backs Obama and says gay marriage is ‘inevitable’

Hollywood superstar says he will vote for Barack Obama in forthcoming US presidential election despite mother's anti-gay marriage stance

Brad Pitt backs Obama and says gay marriage is ‘inevitable’
10 September 2012

Brad Pitt says gay marriage is ‘inevitable’ and publicly backed Barack Obama’s campaign to be re-elected President of the United States.

‘I am an Obama supporter and I’m backing his election campaign,’ Pitt told The Telegraph at a screening of his forthcoming film Killing Them Softly.

‘Gay marriage is inevitable. The next generation, they get it. It is just a matter of time before it becomes a reality.’

The Hollywood superstar’s remarks come after his mother Jane Pitt shocked the gay rights advocate’s fans when she decided to write a letter to a Missouri-based newspaper slamming marriage equality and urging people to back Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Pitt is a well-known fighter for LGBT rights, contributing $100,000 to the campaign to defeat California’s Proposition 8 in 2008.

He played gay United States District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker in Dustin Lance Black’s play ‘8’, who came out after ruling Prop 8 was unconstitutional.

Some have argued Pitt also played bisexual or gay in the 1994 movie Interview With A Vampire, in which he has an ‘intense’ relationship with Tom Cruise’s character Lestat.

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