WATCH: Brad Pitt Discusses Marriage Equality

11.28.2012

By Jeremy Kinser

The actor is happy about the recent election, but confused by media coverage.

Brad Pitt is a longtime and very vocal advocate for marriage equality so it's no surprise that he's elated with the quartet of wins for marriage equality in the election earlier this month.

While promoting his latest film Killing Them Softly the 48-year-old actor was asked by MTV's Josh Horowitz for his thoughts on same-sex marriage being legalized in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington. "Equality, absolutely, that's what defines us. It's what makes us great," Pitt says. "If it doesn't sit well with your religion, let your God sort it out in the end, but that's us. We're equal."

Yet Pitt is perplexed at the way the media, particularly European outlets, have linked the issue with the legalization of marijuana by voters in Colorado and and Washington. "I don't understand that," he said, adding that the two issues should be treated with equal but separate importance and media coverage. "I do believe that we should be responsible for our own choices in talking about the drug laws, and that the drug war is an ultimate failure and that the billions and billions of dollars that we've committed to it, there's got to be a better way," he offers. "I don't believe in incarceration over education — don't get me started. But there's real damage to drugs; that is not the same as with gay marriage. Since the last round [of elections], they've been linked in every article. I find that curious."

Watch the interview below.

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