Charlize Theron Isn’t Interested In Marriage, Is In Favor Of Marriage Equality

“I don’t … I treat my relationships like marriages, I really do … I really want for myself a long-term relationship, and I have been in long-term relationships. That’s the kind of union that I want. The actual ceremony is not something that is important to me, but I see the importance for other people.”

Charlize Theron, appearing on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” on why she’ll never marry. Theron was previously involved in a long relationship with actor Stuart Townsend, but the two were never engaged, and she told Morgan that marriage was “never something that was important [to me].” But even though Theron doesn’t want to walk down the aisle herself, she’s still a vocal advocate for marriage equality. Find out what she has to say about that, after the jump!

“It’s a divine right, and when government starts to tell us who can love and what is good love … I do have a problem with that. I do have a problem with the fact that our government hasn’t stepped up enough to make this federal, to make [gay marriage] legal.”

I am always impressed when someone who isn’t traditionally “pro” marriage is vocal about the rights of everyone to marry because it emphasizes the very important point that marriage should be something that every person has the right to do, whether they want to exercise that right or not. I don’t know if I’ll ever get married, as I wrestle with my owns qualms with the institution itself, but the one thing I do believe wholeheartedly about marriage is that it’s an institution everyone should have the right to belong to. Period. [via People]