Brad Pitt lends support to Obama by saying `gay marriage is inevitable`
London: After his mother criticised Barack Obama for his liberal views on same-sex marriage, Brad Pitt says gay marriage is ‘inevitable’ while reaffirming his support for the US president.
The actor’s mother, Jane Pitt, threw her support behind Mitt Romney earlier this year and called on Christian voters to accept the Republican, who is a Mormon.
She said she would be happy to vote for a “family man with high morals” who shares “Christian conviction” on homosexuality over the likes of Obama.
But Pitt told Telegraph that the American president retains his vote.
“I am an Obama supporter and I’m backing his election campaign,” Pitt said at a screening of his forthcoming film ‘Killing Them Softly’, at the Mayfair Hotel in London.
“Gay marriage is inevitable. The next generation, they get it. It is just a matter of time before it becomes a reality,” he added.
Earlier in 2006, the star of ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ said that he would not marry Angelina Jolie until America allowed same-sex unions.
The couple announced their engagement in April. The following month, Obama declared his support for homosexual marriage.