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Brad Pitt’s gay marriage pledge tested

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  1. It would be nice to be able to choose that option though. My children (and the children of many gay couples) aren’t afforded that luxury. It wouldn’t matter how much the kids (or we) wanted it – my partner and I can’t be married. Someone else made that “choice” for us. For us it’s CP or nothing.

  2. Stuart Neyton 27 Jan 2012, 2:06pm

    I’m glad he’s raising this because it’s the feeling millions of same-sex families have around the globe.

    I don’t think he should hold out if it’s what him and his family want. He’s able to, and they’re making an issue of their support for equality, which i think is enough. It’s not like we’re asking same-sex couples living in areas where they can get married to hold off until everyone else can.

  3. It was great that he was willing to hold off marriage, but if it means so much to him he should just do it. We appreciate the support regardless.

  4. I commend their efforts, and also think they should get married if that is what they want. They should also continue to speak out against inequality in America (and around the globe).

  5. Larry Estrada 27 Jan 2012, 2:42pm

    its this simple if you love someone and can you should get married . Dont get married if you dont think it will not last.if they think its a lifetime love then do it otherwise dont.Making Sacrifices are all good but dotnmiss out on the good when its right there for you..I wont be mad and no one else should be either.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 27 Jan 2012, 4:09pm

      Exactly, but unfortunately, religious nutters think that they control and own civil marriage. That is what is fueling resistance and intimidating politicians not to legalise same-sex marriage everywhere. Politicians who allow themselves to be bullied shouldn’t be in politics. About time they stood up and drew a line in the sand with religious bigots. Put them in their place once and for all.

      1. Problem with that is that too many politicians are the reliious nut jobs

  6. Thank you for your support, make the leap and celebrate for all of us.

  7. Well, considering the fact that it’s well known in the industry that they are both gay, it’s not surprising.

    1. I think Angelina identifies as bi

  8. We don’t want you to hold back from getting married just because we still can’t, but we appreciate the gesture. Just make the wedding as pink and fabulous as possible!

  9. I would hate to think “our” cause was causing such a nice couple any feelings of guilt or dishonesty. It certainly does illustrate though how difficult it is for hundreds of thousands, quite possibly millions, of gay people – that choice is simply non existent. Brad Pitt has done enough by recognising the inequality and supporting the fight against it, there’s no need to add another family unnecessarily into the fray.

    Perhaps though they should sell the first pictures and all that exclusive business to a gay magazine such as Attitude (or US equivalent), ask guests to donate money to the Human Rights Campaign in lieu of gifts, and hold the ceremony in a state that does recognise equal marriage.

  10. What a stupid pledge.
    It really does put everyone under the cosh. People take different stances on this. Why insist on gay marriage? most places have civil partnerships now. You will only alienate a lot of people by insisting on redifining mariage.

    1. People have not, in general, been alienated in the places where marriage has been opened. Here in The Netherlands public support for equal marriage rights rose from around 50% at the time it was opened (2001) to 84% a few years later. With public support in the USA at around 50% now, I see no reason to suppose that opening it there at federal level will be received any differently.

  11. “Don’t legalise gay marriage, Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu warns David Cameron
    Marriage must remain a union between a man and a woman, says the Archbishop of York, and David Cameron will be acting like a “dictator” if he allows homosexual couples to wed.”
    Article plus video here:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9045796/Dont-legalise-gay-marriage-Archbishop-of-York-Dr-John-Sentamu-warns-David-Cameron.html

    1. You just go for it and become Mr. and Mrs. Pitt for us. You need to do what is right for you.

    2. He’s just showing off, he’s in Jamaica, the most homophobic country in the world. Possibly second to Uganda, where the Archbishop comes from.

  12. Meantime the Ugandan Archbishop of York is in Jamaica, showing off how anti marriage equality he is.

  13. Jason Brown 29 Jan 2012, 12:01pm

    We appreciate the support, but I think they should go ahead and get married, you don’t need to sacrifice something to make a point.

  14. Oh who cares what pledges this brainless dimwit makes! Both he and Ms. Jolie should make a more honest pledge and come out of the closet they’ve been hiding in all these years.

  15. It sounds like he thought gay marriage would be happening more quickly when he made his “promise” The whole point of us needing equality is being shown here, it hurts doesn’t it Brad when you can’t marry the one you love? Lucky for you, you can have the choice to marry the one you love, many of us still can’t!You go ahead and support and partake in a discriminatory marriage but remember if you do you lose respect from those who have fought with real promises and strength for human rights and not just when it suited them.

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