Brad Pitt on gay marriage: ‘I believe in the idea of fairness & equality in our country’

Difficult question: do you think Brad Pitt might have had some eye work? I’m looking at some closeups… maybe it’s just the light? Maybe it’s just some good nightcream? Or maybe he had a minor nip-and-tuck. Just sayin’.

Anyway, more excerpts have been released from Brad’s epic People Magazine cover interview. This is the interview where he referred to Angelina as “mama” throughout the piece and he says the wedding is “nigh”. In these new excerpts, Brad is talking about the election, about gay marriage, and how his mom is super-conservative (which we already knew).

Brad Pitt says that even though his mother came out against President Obama and same-sex marriage, he is very happy about the election and feels that the country is headed in the right direction by allowing equal rights to all couples.

In an interview with People magazine, Pitt said that he respectfully disagrees with his mother’s position and has been an outspoken advocate for legalizing gay marriage throughout the U.S.

‘Sure, I believe in it. I believe in the idea of fairness and equality in our country. I truly believe it’s a matter of time. The next generation isn’t frightened by anything,’ Pitt said.

He explained that while he and partner Angelina Jolie, who he called ‘Mama’ throughout the interview, are planning to get married in the near future, they believe that it is a right that should be extended to everyone.

‘I come from a Christian family, and (gay marriage) goes against Christian beliefs, as far as what’s going to get you into heaven or not. My argument is, that you may be as you believe, and it may be true in the end. I don’t think so- but let your God make that call, and in the meantime we live in a country where everyone should be treated equally, so let’s treat everyone equally,’ he said.

Pitt’s political beliefs were called into question when his mother Jane wrote a letter to her local paper claiming that Mr Obama should not serve a second term because he lacks moral conviction and backs gay marriage and ‘the killing of unborn babies’.

Mrs Pitt wrote in her letter to the Springfield News-Leader, in Missouri: ‘I hope all Christians give their vote prayerful consideration because voting is a sacred privilege and a serious responsibility’.

Brad, 49, said that discussions don’t get too heated over the family dinner table at holidays, explaining: ‘We grew up with a very specific set of rules and challenging those rules has never been a closed door. Certainly our views can evolve. I don’t see them as letting go.’

[From The Mail]

Call me Brangeloonie, but I like Brad’s logical, secular argument for why gay marriage should be legal. It feels like an argument he makes to the conservative Christians in his family, an argument boiling down to “You can believe whatever you like when you’re in church, but legally everyone should be equal.”

In other Brad news, he told E! News that his kids are questioning the Santa Claus thing. He said, “I’m not real big on the whole Santa thing. I thought it was a huge act of betrayal when I was a kid. I didn’t like that. When I found out the truth, I was like, ‘Why? Why? Why would you lie to me? Why?’ What I tell them is some people believe it’s Santa, and some people believe it’s parents, and you get to believe whatever you want.”

Betrayal? Yikes. Of course, I don’t even remember having an “Aha moment” when I was little about Santa. I was a very logical child, and I didn’t understand the logistics of Santa coming to everyone’s house in one night. My father gave up trying to explain it to me – I think he sort of hoped that I would get over it. I do remember that at one point in my childhood, I was going through the motions of leaving milk and cookies out for Santa just so the dream wouldn’t die for my parents. There was never a sense of betrayal or anything… and even today, I love Santa. One of my favorite Christmas movies is still Miracle of 34th Street (the original version, with a young Natalie Wood).

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  1. wrongo says:

    If you look at pictures from GMA & Nightline, you see LOTS of under-eye wrinkles, bags & even dark circles- those pictures you selected don’t show them bc of the angle, flash. Still think he looks great for a guy pushing 50- will be seeing this movie asap!

  2. Toot says:

    I agree with Brad’s view on the gay marriage debate. Believe what you want, but don’t try to force your beliefs legally on others.

    That was a good People article.

  3. marie says:

    agree with him on gay marriage, he’s made those statements before I think..

    my brother told me the truth about Santa Claus when I was like 5 or 6 (my brother loves to ruin things for me) I remember getting extremely offended and asking my mom. She didn’t deny it but took me out for ice cream-that was it, all was forgiven for some chocolate chip scoops..

  4. Sisi says:

    I think he had some work done a couple of years ago. He used to have very heavy eyelids, that’s not something you can correct with a cream.

  5. bc says:

    I’m Jewish, so I’m biased, but I agree with Brad. I think it’s wrong to lie, especially to kids, and I don’t care how “innocent” it is. Due to my religion, I always knew Santa was fake, and I still had a lovely, fulfilling childhood. My husband, who grew up Christian, says he remembers being mad his parents lied to him (he still hates misinformation to this day). Our kids won’t be told Santa is real, just that it is a sweet story that embodies te spirit of the holiday. My MIL will be pissed, but she will have to get over it :)

  6. femme says:

    Oh so the twins were with him during the interview, no wonder he was calling Angelina ‘mama’ in front of them.

    He also acknowldges his aging gracefully, he just turned sexier in my book.

    Brad Pitt may not be the most intelligent or the most talented actor around, but he is ultimately a well rounded complete MAN. He is one of the very few celebrities who I’d love to hang out with (a girl can dream lol).
    One word for Brad Pitt ‘COOL”

  7. Liv says:

    I hate it when people talk about Christianity like that. I am christian and I believe in gay rights. So what? Just because he’s from a conservative family doesn’t mean that every christian is believing what his stupid mother believes.

  8. natalina says:

    Brad Pitt and his mother are both not getting the point–Why do we care about his beliefs????

  9. serena says:

    Sigh, I remember when I found out. I was so shocked, it really felt like a betrayal. So I understand, it’s not easy and maybe it’s better to tell an half-lie rather than a total lie.

  10. spinner says:

    Thinking about it…

    first there’s no Easter Bunny

    2nd there’s no Tooth Fairie

    Then there is no Santa

    Through the natural course of thought —

    What’s next??

  11. Madriani's Girl says:

    He looks like sh*t. End of story.

    • Katherine says:

      Good lord. The man has been working long hours outdoors in miserable weather in the UK – he goes straight to a plane – flies across the Atlantic – goes right into long hours of multiple interviews and a premiere followed by an appearance at an after party and then back across the Atlantic to more time on set.

      The man is almost 49 – that would be a hectic and exhausting schedule for someone half his age. Gee, you think he might look really tired?

  12. Kim says:

    So Brad looks old and horrible and he uses Botox and has had plastic surgery .LOL

  13. Santa says:

    I was crushed when I found out their was no santa. My family use to make us (me and my cousins) do lots of chores to earn a gift from santa; no gift came. This carried on for many years, then one year after we finished our chores they flat out told us that there was no santa. It’s 20 years later and I still can not believe how cruel they were.

    I have lurked here for a long time, this is my first post; I had to come out of the closet, the subject matter touched me. After going back and forth, I finally settled on a user name based on the subject matter.

  14. mcora96 says:

    Oh, Santa, that’s very sad! The whole imaginary presence thing can be very creepy- I remember thinking my grandmother was “watching” me all the time (inc the bathroom, etc.!) based on “teachings” about the afterlife. We are seeing Killing Them Softly tomorrow after work- yea!!!!

  15. lisa2 says:

    I think some people find he and Angie boring because they have held on to all that tabloid crap as truth. And since absolutely none of it has come true… Yeah anyone would be boring. Brad and Angie are exactly as they have been. but the problem for some is they want there to be scandal, cheating, fights, walking out.. and now that the truth is there they are bored.

    good maybe now you can stop posting on the topics and find some other celebs your are not bored with. I have yet to see any report from anyone that has met this man in person to say he was not attractive and that the “hype” was not well deserved.

    Brad Pitt is the MAN and will always be.

  16. Laura says:

    I am a Christian and I do think that gay marriage should be legal. My personal opinions on it, however, are not popular…I don’t just walk around spouting them, by the way, I’ll only tell someone if they ask me. So it really offends me when someone does ask me and then turns around and attacks me for it. I support it being legal, I think it’s horrific that some people would inflict violence upon someone for being gay, and I don’t think (or say) that being gay=hell, so let me have my personal beliefs, ok?