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Charlize Won't Marry Unless Her Gay Friends Can


Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron reiterated her support for marriage equality during her appearance on The View on Thursday.

Host Barbara Walters asked Theron about her relationship with actor Stuart Townsend and whether she would marry him if he asked.

"I don't want to get married because I feel that right now the institution of marriage feels very one-sided, and I want to live in a country where we all have equal rights," Theron said.

Theron and Townsend have been dating since 2001.

Theron has been a strong advocate for marriage equality, including appearances for Meet in the Middle, a statewide rally for the cause in California. She's also said that bans on same-sex marriage remind her of apartheid in South Africa, her native country.

Theron earned a GLAAD Media Award in 2005 for publicly saying she wouldn't marry without full marriage equality laws in tact.

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