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Tuesday 21 October 2014

Brad Pitt: Everyone's equal

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt believes egalitarianism "makes us great."

The actor and his fiancée Angelina Jolie have been very vocal in their support of gay marriage.

The couple have even delayed marriage until equal rights for homosexual unions are honoured in America.

Brad values all human beings.

"Equality, absolutely, that's what defines us. It's what makes us great," he told MTV News.

"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."

Two states legalised marijuana during this month's election.

Brad believes in choice, but cautions against the glamorisation of drug use.

"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 explained.

"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.

"I think there's an age of understanding and there's a reason why there are no old drug addicts: It either kills you or you get out."

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