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Gay rights group give Brangelina their blessing

Equality California support straight allies engagement

Gay rights group give Brangelina their blessing

A gay rights group in California has shown full support for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's wedding announcement – despite the couple's oath to never tie the knot until everyone had the right to marry.

Rebekah Orr, communications director for Equality California says: 'Marriage is something that says "we're a family" in a way that nothing else can … No one has to deny that for themselves or their family to prove they are an ally and supporter of equality.'

In 2006, Pitt had stated in an interview that he and Jolie wouldn't get married until 'everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able'.

However, as recently as January 2012, he had been hinting at possible marriage plans in the near future: 'I don’t think we’ll be able to hold out. It means so much to my kids, and they ask a lot. And it means something to me, too, to make that kind of commitment.'

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