Men in Black 3 star Will Smith has said that the debate about wether gay couples can marry is all about “about semantics.”

Speaking to reporters in Berlin, he backed up Barack Obama’s personal pledge of support to same sex marriage as “brave” given that it is an election year.

Smith added “if anybody can find someone to love them and to help them through this difficult thing that we call life, I support that in any shape or form.”

Earlier, Jay-Z gave his support to equal marriage telling CNN: “I’ve always thought it as something that is holding the country back. What people do in their own homes is their own business, who they choose to love is their own business.

“It’s no different between discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination.”

Asked whether it would affect the president’s chances for re-election, he said: “I think it is the right thing to do, so whether it costs him votes or not, it’s about people. It’s the right thing to do as a human being.”

Last week, PinkNews.co.uk with partners, launched the Out4Marriage.org campaign where you can record videos explaining why same sex couples should be given the same rights to marry as straight couples.