Hollywood actress Natalie Portman and her fiance Benjamin Millepied support gay marriage and have signed campaign group Freedom to Marry’s letter to president Barack Obama, urging him to consider marriage rights of gay couples.
Millepied and the Oscar-winning actress, who is expecting their first child, believe all US citizens should have the right to wed. They have joined more than 100,000 people in supporting the campaign, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
“Natalie Portman and her fiance, Benjamin Millepied, are in love, and believe all loving couples should be able to share in the freedom to marry without discrimination. That is why they are joining the more than 100,000 people on Freedom to Marry’s Say, I Do Open Letter calling on the president to do the right think and become part of America’s majority for marriage,” said Evan Wolfson, president of Freedom to Marry.
Other celebrities who had previously signed the letter – which asks Obama to “clarify” the situation about gay marriage in the US – include openly lesbian “Glee” star Jane Lynch, actress Anne Hathaway and Martin Sheen.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have indicated they would not get married until gay couples have the right to do so in America.