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Mother knows best? Brad Pitt's mom slams gay marriage

Jane Pitt writes letter to local paper urging people to vote for anti-gay Mitt Romney despite Brangelina's support for LGBT rights
Brad Pitt's mother Jane Pitt slams Obama and gay marriage

Brad Pitt's mother has written a letter slamming President Barack Obama and his support of same-sex marriage, despite her superstar son's pro-gay views.

In a letter to the editor of her local newspaper the Springfield News-Leader, Jane Pitt called on Christians to vote for Mitt Romney - the Republican who is expected to run against Obama in this year's US presidential election, reported E! Online.

She wrote: ‘Any Christian who does not vote or writes in a name is casting a vote for Romney’s opponent, Barack Hussein Obama…a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage.’

Her right-wing homophobic stance will come as a shock to many fans of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie who once pledged not to wed until 'everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able'.

However, the Hollywood power couple announced in April that they had decided to tie the knot even though marriage equality has not been fully achieved.

Pitt has long been a staunch straight ally in the fight for LGBT equality. He contributed $100,000 to the campaign to defeat California's Proposition 8 in 2008 and when same-sex marriage was passed in New York last year, he spoke out in favor of a federal measure.

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