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June 29th, 2011
12:01 PM ET

Charlize Theron on her parents' "troubled marriage" and why she'll never get married herself

Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron is a guest tonight on "Piers Morgan Tonight" for the hour, and the wide-ranging interview touches on her turbulent family life, her career, politics and more. In this preview, she says why she doesn't want to get married. "I've been very fortunate enough to be in relationships where I've explained that to my partner and they've been ok with that," she tells Piers Morgan. "Some would say because I came from a very troubled marriage, my parents did not have a good marriage, but I don't think it's that."

Theron said she prefers longterm relationships: "That's the kind of union that I want. The actual ceremony is not something that's important for me." She also talked about her support of gay marriage.

"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," she told Piers Morgan. "I do have a problem with the fact that our government has not stepped up to make this federal."

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  1. bkarthur

    i can tell from this interview she's a real troubled soul, she was in a decade long relationship and she never married the guy or even have kids! now we know why.. the lady's got some deep issues which was unfortunate for the irish actor she was seeing.

    June 29, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Adam

      She's troubled because she doesn't want to get married or have kids!? Let me guess, you're married and you have kids.

      June 29, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Zach

      I can tell from your statement that you're the one with the truly troubled soul. The fact that you think she has issues because she was in a long term relationship with someone and didn't get married or procreate with her significant other is the truly troubling thing here. I'd bet my life that you have more issues than she does because your idea of living is solely for the purpose of marriage and procreation which is sad. There's a whole other world out here to live and experience that doesn't revolve around having children or being married. I feel sorry for you that you are too blind and stubborn to see that and be happy for those that chose to experience life instead of living for or through someone else.

      June 29, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • guest

        extremely well said! (thanks from another troubled soul who has been in a relationship for 15 years and has no desire to have kids!)

        June 29, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
      • Another troubled soul

        I’ve been in a long term relationship for 6 years. I have no desire to get married or have children. O and btw.. I’m Irish.

        June 29, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • cmc

      I'm a college educated, gainfully employed, law abiding taxpayer who engages in charity work AND who has chosen not to marry or have children. Am I "troubled" by your definition? I've had great relationships, but I prefer the independence that the single life affords me. I have many wonderful people in my life and I don't think any of them would label me as "troubled". You need to get out more and meet a wider variety of people, bkarthur.

      June 29, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Say What!!!

        And the beautiful thing about that kind of freedom is if you change your mind at 60, you can more than likely at least find a companion willing to spend the rest of her/his life with you. Life is sooooo gooood!!

        June 29, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Say What!!!

      I imagine this woman doesn't live in the fantasy world she works in and she knows that life is real and you cannot underestimate the power of independence and freedom. She also knows that if she felt totally different, she would trash her career to say so. So why not give the party line and go home.

      June 29, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • reply

      Charlize's mother killed her father in front of her as a child; her father was an angry, abusive man and her mother feared for her life. One day he was on a rampage and she (Charlize's mother) grabbed a gun and shot him. She claimed self-defense and was not prosecuted. Given that type of home life, it stands to reason why she would not want to pursue marriage.

      June 29, 2011 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Jean Sartre

        IF factual... that certainly is a damn good enough reason for me.

        June 29, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • joanna38

        Well, the word around that area of the world was that Charlize killed him and her Mother took the blame for it. Don't meddle where you have no knowledge or business to start quoting.

        March 15, 2012 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      I disagree with BKArthur. I found her to be self-confident and honest and devoid of phoniness. I was reared in the South where we're taught to treat people the way one would like to be treated and part of that was the old phrase, "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all." It strikes me as being very meanspirited for you to declare her to be emotionally disturbed.....I think only a psychiatrist who's spent months working with a person is qualified to make such a rude statement. I would love to know her personally.

      June 30, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Chris

    I have nothing but respect for her decision to not marry.

    June 29, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. FU

    Her mother shot and killed her drunk abusive father through the kitchen door, so it goes without saying that she's going to avoid marriage...also, she's from a bible belt country that forced religion down people's throats...and what is marriage but a promise to stay together, to an invisible deity up in the sky?

    June 29, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Aezel

      Not just invisible, imaginary.

      June 29, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • BigJoel

      Actually, marriage as it's being discussed here is mostly a legal matter. Any two people can swear before their God(s) and consider themselves bonded, but the state won't recognize it; and therefore, they will gain none of the rights and privileges of being married (i.e. taxes, etc). The official ceremon debated here, however religious in nature, is besides the point other than as a symbol.

      June 29, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sean

      Why marriage?

      She could have just as easily blamed: Men, g*ns, alcohol and any of the other numeral topics that can be associated with what happened. I’m am in a 6 year relationship atm, have no desire to get married and no one in my family was even abused let alone shot.

      June 29, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • pixiegirl

      Isn't Charlize from South Africa? What "Bible belt" country is that?

      June 30, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Really??

      Really FU? South Aftica,,,a bible belt country?? I live here and no one is forcing any kind of religion down our throats...we have freedom of religion. So check your facts next time

      July 8, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. JohnRJ08

    Theron is a millionaire celebrity who is immune to many of the economic and social pressures which make marriage important to many less fortunate people. Her children will always be known as Charlize Theron's kids and few people will wonder if she ever married their father. If you're a kid attending public school and your classmates wonder why you don't have a father, it can get tough. Even kids growing up in split households can have a difficult time with it. This is not a put-down of Theron. She an adult and can make her own choices. But she might show a little more sensitivity to what kids go through in situations like this.

    June 29, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • WOBH

      She came from fairly modest roots in South Africa... her father was abusive and she witnessed a marriage full of domestic violence culminating with the violent death of her father. After her father was shot she had only her mother so I think she would have a pretty good appreciation of what kids caught in bad marriages and single parent families go through.

      June 29, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. TrueTH

    Marriage goes against the very nature of human beings. It is only because the church has convinced society that in order to be a "good" person, you must be married to the person you're sleeping with that people still do it. In another 100 years, I'd be surprised if marriage even exists anymore. In my mind (and I am married), marriage is little more than a guilt trip and a way to keep lawyers employed.

    June 29, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Hugo

      Why don't you study some of Desmond Morris' research and, once you've done that, share your opinion.

      June 29, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nah

      Nah, it's to show you're committed to a person. Committed, that is, to the extent that you want to be legally bound to them.

      But I understand. You want to have your cake and eat it too. Keep someone around as long as they make you feel good, as soon as you're done with them, get rid of them.

      How noble of you.

      June 29, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Brian

      TrueTH...Marriage a Guilt Trip? It tends to make the reader wonder why you got married in the first place. I'm married and my wife and we've had our differences to the point that we were in counseling more than once, However, without having or making a commitment to God and ourselves…we'd be separated long ago. I've had a great deal of frustration and disappointment in my marriage, but so has my wife. Fortunately, we have a loving Church that helped us through these issues. I don't mean to be sarcastic; I really wish I could help you with encouragement for your marriage to re-focus on why you got married in the first...if those reasons were realistic and shared goals by you and your spouse and not for temporal or unsustainable reasons.

      June 29, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rachael

      As a happily married straight woman I disagree with you completely. I am happier than I have ever been now that I am married. Ofcourse you have to find the right person...However, I don't feel the need to impose my preferences on others. Other people, including my own children when they turn 18, are free to make their own relationship decisions. Why does anyone think someone elses relationship choices are their business at all? There is more than one way to be happy and a productive citizens.

      June 29, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Phil McCracken

    She's Crazy, but I would still do her.

    June 29, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Todd

      I'm sure that would be music to her ears.

      June 29, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Friend

    I applaud her honesty in stating marraige is not in her life plans. Not everyone needs to be married with kids to be "normal" or even happy. It is unfortunate that narrow minded folks feel that everyone must travel the same life path. There are some folks that have found marriage or children do NOT make their life better, but a person would be criticized in the US to admit this in public. Free speech is a right that should be honored.

    June 29, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Choconet

      Well what do you and her plan to do when your old and dried up and no one I mean NO ONE to call on! Who will you depend on to care for you? Who will you trust and be able to call on. Sure there is no guarantee that kids will take care of their parents when they get old, but there is nothing more sad than to witness a 75 to 80 year old man/woman at a senior home who has no one I mean NO ONE to call on or visit or care for them. Then you ask them where is your family? Where is your children? More answer “I never married” than “my kids/family don’t visit”.

      June 29, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • kgriggs0207

        Let's turn the tables. You're 80 years old, your husband or wife has passed away. Your son lives in another state with his wife and kids who have very busy lives of their own and you're watching reruns of American Idol all day. And maybe you begin thinking about those dreams you had as a teen and even after college. Maybe you wanted to visit 10 different countries, but you didn't. Maybe you wanted to start your own company, but you didn't. Maybe you wanted to expand your world view so that you understood not everyone follows the same path, but you didn't. See, using fear tactics to get other people to think like you do is just stupid 'cause I doubt this rant changed you mind in the slightest.

        June 29, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean


      I hope you have a better reason for getting married than fear of being alone when you’re old.
      And so you know, not everyone that gets married chooses to have children and some can’t. Sure they could adopt but you don’t need to be married for that.

      June 29, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Ironic

    In one sentence she states "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," she told Piers Morgan.

    And then she follows up with "I do have a problem with the fact that our government has not stepped up to make this federal."

    So do you want the government to be involved or not? She has a problem when they are involved, and she has a problem because they haven't become involved enough.

    June 29, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Marin

      That isn't really a serious question, is it? How dense can you be...

      June 29, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Nah

        marin: "That isn't really a serious question, is it? How dense can you be..."

        You may want to keep a mirror handy when you ask that. He's pointing out that she doesn't believe the government should tell you what is and isn't "good" love. But then says, essentially, that the government should sanction gay marriage as "good" love.

        Unless, of course, she's really saying that "all" love, irrespective of who or what it's aimed at, should be supported by the government.

        June 29, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
      • Sean

        Actually.. She is saying that no one has the right to tell us who to love. And the government should protect that.
        In other words it’s called equality as opposed to discrimination. It really isn’t that difficult a concept.

        June 29, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nah

      Not to mention her seeming belief that your "love" is untouchable and you should be allowed to marry whoever you love. Which, of course, would include marrying your brother, your pet, or a pillow.

      You get the distinct feeling, however, that she'd be against those types of marriages, but could never tell you why they should be illegal without contradicting and destroying her belief that there should be gay marriage, or any type of marriage, as well.

      June 29, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Sean


        Just when I thought you couldn’t be more dense you sunrise me. Marriage is a legal contract which means it can only involved adults. So your pets and pillows are out. The reason marriage to relatives is illegal is to protect children from disfiguring physical abnormalities. Seeing as how gays can’t have children with shared genetics that straw man is out also.


        June 29, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mickey G

      Well, I think she meant the government is currently involved by not allowing it. So, to get out of its involvement, she's saying they should makes efforts to allow it.

      Odd way of putting it, but the point is there.

      June 29, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. David in Corpus

    Please don't get onto her for not wanting kids or marriage. It ain't for everybody. I am married w/ kids and fairly happy about it but that doesn't mean everyone is or should be. I know people with kids who should never have had them. I also know people who got married out of boredom or lonliness which is absolutely no reason(s) to get married. Marriage is a partnership best made with your best friend who you like to fk.
    Friend first, fk later, not the other way around, that is called l u s t or the more modern term 'bennies'.

    June 29, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Robin

    I personally don't want a federal law saying anyone can marry anyone. Marriage should be between a man and a woman, period.

    June 29, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • surething

      and i think we should still have black slaves

      June 29, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • DrewInPortland

      And I really don't think that women should vote... I mean, come on, can women really make intelligent choices??

      June 29, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • lumpy

        and i think that mentally ill people (including all religious/mystical diseases) should not walk on sidewalks or under trees. we can call it the "defense of the environment act" (DEMA).

        if i was not already happily married to a beautiful, wonderful woman, i'd want to marry my labrador retriever. my MALE labrador retriever. what's wrong with marrying my dog? we won't have any offspring, so we won't be ruining any families and we'll never get divorced because he doesn't have an opposable thumb, so marriage is protected.

        June 29, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      ...and how does allowing Gays to marry affect your personal life even one tiney bit? Nobody is asking you to turn gay. Nobody is telling you to change your marriage. Do you want to defentd marriage? Try starting with with the divorce numbers.... and marriages of convenience..... and marriages to make illegals, legal.....and TV shows whhere the winner gets married.

      June 29, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • OldGreg

        As soon as the church changes their opinion on the matter, I will as well. Until then, I believe that marriage (which is a religious act) should be between a man and a woman.

        June 29, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
      • mb2010a

        Marriage is NOT necessarily "a religious act". Many people get married without ever setting foot inside a church. In fact, if you don't get your marriage license from the government (not the church) you are not married. Period.

        June 29, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • Sean

        @Old Greg

        Marriage is a LEGAL act. Not a religious one. You can get married without being religious. However you cannot get married as it is defined without legality. But as long as you are letting the church make your decisions for you.. you just continue the stereotype of the mindless flock that are the religious.

        P.S. Marriage has been around longer than the church.

        June 29, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • dj

      Oh Robin...Silly, Silly WOMAN!

      June 29, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Andy Trevi

    I agreed with her, the ceremony is a protocol to make and to spend more money. it is more important to have someone who provide emotionally and physicall support to you than the ceremony. Someone who you can count on him or her whenyou needed,

    June 29, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. notsureaboutthisone

    I find it interesting that when she speaks of "marriage" she keeps referring to the wedding ceremony. People get married for many different reasons, but the actual ceremony is just the beginning of the union. She fails to understand that the ultimate sign of commitment to a person in both faith and legality is via marriage.
    She is right to say that just because it doesn't suit her, doesn't mean she doesn't support others in their efforts to get married. Still she trivializes "marriage" by referring to her friend as wanting to be a princess for a day. Does she really think people would sacrifice years of their lives just to wear a dress for a couple of hours?

    June 29, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Maganda

    Marriage....the media, government, and religion throw that down our throats from the day you are born. I know very few happy married people. It's great in the beginning but like all things they DIE! If the gays want to be married...I say go for it. They should be allowed to be miserable like the rest of us.

    June 29, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. yea and

    who cares everyone needs to mind their own damn business.... busy bodies.. dont yall have a rapture to prepare for?

    June 29, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Donedeal

      Yeah, and hell has been prepared for a whole lot more folks than I ever care to count!

      June 29, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Sean


        That’s because the religious only bother counting when the collection plate is returned.

        June 29, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  15. 2tor

    Never heard of her.. but I really like this Morgan guy 🙂

    June 29, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • JQ

      Are you from Mars?

      June 29, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Martian

        No he's not we've heard of her here. She makes my antennae stand up.

        June 29, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Really??

      How is that possible 2tor?

      July 8, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
  16. BlueEYes218

    A marriage doesnt make someone happy! Any relationship is what you make of it. It all requires maintenance – long term relationships, one wants to work for anything anymore. SO sad

    June 29, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Nick

    She's an alien. Not the illegal kind, but the outer space kind.

    June 29, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Kelly

    Did I miss something? She says ""I do have a problem with the fact that our government has not stepped up to make this federal." Last I knew she is a South African citizen. A country where, up until not too long ago, apartheid was the norm.

    June 29, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • KCM

      South Africa does have its issues, for sure, but they do allow gay marriage. So I'm thinking she's speaking about her adopted country (and correct me if I'm wrong, but is she not a citizen of the US too?)

      June 29, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • J

      According to Wiki, she was naturalized in 2007. Regardless, citizenship does not preclude someone who pays a Federal Income tax from having an opinion.

      June 29, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Alex

    Lovely lady - knows what she wants and isn't afraid to say so. More people should be like that.

    June 29, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  20. flyboy7588

    Who give a crap what this Hollywood bubble head thinks??????

    June 29, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Choconet

      All the stupid idiots who hang on everyone word that comes out of the mouth of a celebrity. Duh!

      June 29, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Garry

    Do some research on her before you make judgements so quick,. She does come from a very bad place where the family was torn apart.
    I think she makes perfect sense, and just because she doesn't conform to some of others ideas on here doesn't make her wrong in what she believes.
    I praise her insight and her ability to explain why she feels as she does.

    June 29, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  22. Rachael

    People should be able to marry whomever they want or not marry at all. It should be no ones business other than the two people involved. There is more than one way to be happy and why any one cares who another person marries is beyond me. I don't mind some religions being against gay marriage because there are plenty that support it, but it should definitely be legal on a Federal level. Marriage isnt for everyone and there should be no issues with people that don't want to get married – gay or straight. I like being married but that doesnt mean I need to impose my preferences on others. Let's legalize gay marriage and move on to addressing actual problems in the US.

    June 29, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Choconet

      Oh so "gay marriage" is far more important than all the other "real" problems we have going on in our country? Way to distract from the real issues. I don't know if you heard but this country is in deep debt to a communist country, people are losing their homes, we're in a deep recession and states are having serious financial troubles of their own!!! No let’s focus on the "real" problems going on in this country and let each state decide on gay marriage.

      June 29, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • stejo

        Last I checked, there wasn't a helluva lot being done about anything else, and yes, if you were gay, you might think this was kind of important. Not to mention, how long would it take to do this? not that long. It's not like the "actual problems", where solutions are practically non-existent. This one's easy.

        June 29, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  23. LisaL

    Does she still even act? Never see her in anything anymore.

    June 29, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  24. YBP

    Is she gay? Were her parents gay? The headline here is a bit misleading. Eye-catching, but misleading.

    June 29, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Don

    I hate that people turn to celebrities for social commentary, as if their opinion is any more important than anyone elses.

    June 29, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  26. jeff

    It is unconscionable that the federal government is not allowing all American the same rights, freedoms and protections. The fact that Obama will not stand up for the rights of all Americans is sickening. I wonder what he would have said if Lyndon Johnson had shown the same lack of conviction and compassion in 1965. Would Obama be OK with the Civil Rights Act of 1965 not being passed because it was “not the right time”? He is a disgrace and I will not make the mistake of voting for him twice!

    June 29, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • libertarian mike

      It surprised me as well. I thought, given his background, he'd come from the angle that bigotry and discrimination is wrong. But here I am, a white male that never faced such discrimination, and even I know better. Even worse, come election time, his opponent probably isn't going to be much better on this issue either. The LGBTQ folks will end up voting for someone that doesn't believe in Gay Marriage. Sure, he's okay with Civil Unions for gays, but that's like separate drinking fountains. If I were gay, instead of fighting for the right to marry, I'd instead fight for government to stop acting like it has a right to issue certificates in the first place.

      June 29, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  27. libertarian mike

    When you think about it, marriage (today) is just a government certificate. That certificate doesn't actually prove anything toward the relationship. To those saying she doesn't have convictions because she doesn't care about a piece of paper, you're missing the point. I don't need a politician or judge to bless or approve my relationship. I don't need a piece of paper to make my love official. As for all of the legal benefits you get with that piece of paper, like hospital visitation rights or pension recipients... attaching such rights to a marriage certificate is actually part of the problem, not a solution.

    June 29, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  28. Patrick

    She seems to think that a marriage is about a wedding. Ignoring the minor details like lifelong partnership, support, security, etc.

    June 29, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • libertarian mike

      Marriage is a piece of paper. You don't need that piece of paper to have a lifelong partnership, support, security, etc.

      June 29, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Patrick

        Oh, snap, you're right. You totally just changed my mind about everything I thought before.

        June 29, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  29. korben

    Well if she is correct that it is a divine right! then why do we need government to step in an say who has the right to wed or not! And that said we should then say it is up to the Devine Churches to say who can or cannot wed. I bet Gay's and Charlize would not like the word Define after that is done. But yes by all means let us say it is a devine right and the church has the final say on this. I wont be upset either way they go!

    June 29, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  30. Charlize's Future Boyfriend

    I don't want to get married either. See, Charlize? We're perfect for each other! Now, if you would just drop that restraining order..

    June 29, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  31. David

    Hey, can you all do me a favor and visit HelpFaye.ORG , its about a friend fighting for her life... Peace..

    June 29, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  32. Sunshine1949

    You people are all nuts and should spend your time doing volunteer work or something else that is USEFUL

    June 29, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  33. Steve Kasian

    There is absolutely no law or restriction on people being in love. Anyone can be in love with anyone else. Heck, a gay, asian person who is a conjoined twin with cerebral palsy can be in love with 2 people from every race, color and religion, including animals! Nothing's gonna disallow that... there are no laws against that. So her argument is moot. She first states that marriage isn't important to her, but then goes on to say that she realizes how much joy it brings to other people... and that it shouldn't be denied anyone... and then equates love to marriage. Love isn't about marriage. Love is about commitment. Love isn't about getting to do something that brings you joy. Just because someone's in love, should they be able to run naked through the streets during rush hour? If it brings them joy, why not? Why should anyone who's in love be denied anything that brings them joy? That's what she's saying. She's equating marriage to the ultimate act of love, when clearly it isn't – it certainly isn't for her. Heck, she doesn't even need it. SHE TREATS EVERY RELATIONSHIP LIKE A MARRIAGE. Hmmmm.... let's see... maybe EVERYONE SHOULD TRY THAT. Then they could quit crying about not being able to get married!

    June 29, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  34. thebourneblogger

    It's not the gov't who thinks they can tell people what they can do and who they can love... It's religious zealots and Republicans....

    June 29, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • blf83

      Yes, but the gvt has been taken over by the religious zealots and the Repubes.

      June 29, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • thebourneblogger

        I don't think it's fair to lump the entire government into this group of control freaks just b/c the Republicans revolve in and out of the White House every other term... It seems like every time a Democrat is in office progress is made for gay equality only to be set back and vetoed when the GOP gets another chance at the throne...

        June 30, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  35. whitby3170

    Hey Piers you should try and hookup Charlize and Goerge Clooney. They have one big common interest long terms relationship no marriage!!

    June 29, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  36. Michael

    The bible is a work of fiction, as is "The Wizard of OZ". If it had been written back in ancient times, we'd be worshipping the "Wiz" and making pilgrimages to the Emerald City. Religion is a crock...

    June 29, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  37. Dan

    "It's a divine right...and when government starts to tell us ...I do have a problem with that. "I do have a problem with the fact that our government has not stepped up to make this federal."

    Wait... it's divine...and a problem with the government saying anything about it... but the government SHOULD say something...

    Stick to acting... your personal views are just that personal... keep them that way.

    June 29, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • dj

      Why should she keep her opinion to herself? don't.

      June 29, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  38. Dr. Bobo

    You all are a bunch of scary people. Take a toke of this and relax. It's ok...I'm a Doctor.

    June 29, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  39. Andy

    It's ok Charlize. You can just shack up with me.

    June 29, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  40. Ralph

    This is a common problem for actors. When there is no script they are blithering idiots who can barely connect two words in a sentence let alone express a cogent thought.

    Stick to the movies Charlize where everything you say is written by someone else much smarter than you.

    June 29, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • dj

      You realize famous people are normal people with varying ideas and opinions right? No different than you. I think you're just jealous that she gets to state her opinions on TV and you have to troll around on the net.

      June 29, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ugonna wosu

      her sentences sounded just fine and very intelligently put together. You are just searching for a way to put her down because you disagree with her.

      January 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  41. God

    YAY!!! As always...these post are filled with Atheist trolls =D

    June 29, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  42. murpis

    I don't believe in gay marriage but I also don't believe that I am one to say that other's shouldn't. I am in no place to judge anyone and if it happens, then more power to them. It does not affect me. I wish people would just worry about themselves. I do believe that gay people deserve the right to love who they want to love and to gain the same benefits that married couples get. Heck, maybe I do support gay marriage.

    June 29, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  43. James

    Nobody has any absolute verifiable proof that there is or is not a god, so there is little point in debating the matter. Either you believe or you don't, it's a personal and IMO private matter between you and your god of choice or lack thereof.

    June 29, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  44. woodrow

    After two failed marriages myself, I can't say she is wrong in her beliefs. Women have changed.

    June 29, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bent

      Hmmm...two failed marriages. Maybe the problem is woman. It's you.

      June 29, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Hamish

    I WISH I'd never gotten married

    June 29, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  46. Wallace Ben-Wa

    Charlize can toke on this ============================================>

    June 29, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  47. Sharon is Stoned

    WOOW she shot her own dad, you go girl!

    June 29, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  48. Jackson

    Why is it that some people can't tolerate other people's intolerance?

    June 29, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  49. Mari

    Not very bright...

    June 29, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  50. Dean

    most important that beer and sandwiches on the table?

    June 29, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  51. blf83

    I was married 36 years. I am divorced. I do not wish to marry anyone. I believe that any person wishing to marry another – consensually – should be permitted to do so.

    June 29, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  52. tom

    Read the bible people. All I can say is they will burn in hell. My problem is when gays adopt kids and they bring them up the gay way. That is wrong and our coutry will die because of it. So burn burn burn.

    June 29, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ssolilrose

      Wasn't it a straight couple who gave birth and raised the gay person? Just sayin....

      June 29, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  53. teamroper

    Gays, just like i$lamists, are terrorists

    June 29, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  54. Heffalump

    I say let the gays get married. They'll see marriage isn't all that it's cracked up to be.

    June 29, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  55. GrowUp

    If you don't like gay marriage, then don't have one.

    June 29, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  56. The Verdict is in

    The grass is always greener. Many married people want to be single, single people want to be married. Many who have kids long for the childless lifestyle and many who don't wish or think they'd want kids. If you're gay you deserve the same chance as a married straight married couple to be miserable at times. What hurts most marriages, people can't recover financially from the cost of the wedding or the lawyer when it doesn't work.
    To each his own plays nicely into this. I'd be pretty happy to be snuggling up next to her married or not.

    June 29, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  57. GrowUp

    @Tom: you're a moron. I bet you waited to get raptured on 5/21/11. Get psychiatric help dude.

    June 29, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • bard999

      Unfortunately I think Tom's condition is terminal with no hope of recovery...

      June 29, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  58. the_dude

    I thought we had already discussed these holywood-types and their opinion. Whoopdeedoo some deranged lunatic actress who can't commit to anything supports gay marriage. What a shocker.

    June 29, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  59. AndyMax

    I like Charlize Theron's acting; that's all. I don't buy tickets to her movies so I can sit there for two hours and wish her into hell. Apparently some people do.
    I wonder why she would do an interview such as this to begin with. She'll be crucified by half the people who watch (even though they despise her views they'll watch anyway, so they can poke her with a sharp stick).
    It's just another wasted interview with an oscar winning actress that instantly devolves into a war of words over gay marriage and God.
    Theron has yet to learn how many people in the messed-up America of today are cold-blooded, cruel, and un-sympathetic to everyone else – even to award winning actresses. She hasn't learned that talking politics and religion should be avoided at all costs, because both sides are always dead-sure they're both right. Maybe she'll wake-up to that minor detail after the interview runs and she gets shredded to bits by a hundred-million fans turned self-appointed morallty judges, and who are compelled to tell Theron and the rest of us, how bad we are and how good they are.
    They're the ones with the long, nosy noses and built-in snap judgements for all but themselves.

    June 29, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  60. jdog

    let people in love DO WHAT THE HELL THEY WANT...if they want to get married, let them, if they don't WHO CARES...this BS against is simply that BS!!!!!!!!

    June 29, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  61. the_dude

    What country do gays come from btw? What language do they speak?

    June 29, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  62. valwayne

    The comment about gay marriage not being Federal was a good point! With even Republicans stepping up to pass Gay Marriage like they did in NY, Obama's official position from 2008 opposed to Gay Marriage which is another way of saying in favor of discrimination is an outrage. His comments that he's evolving are just stupid. This isn't brain surgery! Its already too late for the President to Lead on this issue, but he could at least fall in line behind the Republicans in NY? Call it Leading from Behind! Unless he wants to remain committed to his official policy of discrimination against Gay Men and Women as he goes into the 2012 elections?

    June 29, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Lean6

      Only an idiot thinks the Republicans pushed for gay marriage in NY, or even supported it for anything other than political reasons. I have more belief that President Obama was forced to measure his stance as President for practical/political reasons and choosing his battles than I have an ounce of belief that Republicans are for gay rights. Give me a break! It's laughable! You think a Republican would thumb his nose at one of the central cars of their "Family Values" and religious right train?

      June 29, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  63. GrowUp

    Obama, like all politicians, is not a leader. He is a vote collector.

    June 29, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  64. msyellarose

    Look, live and let live I say but please just keep your personal business personal. I've gotten tired of having it thrown up in my face. I get it.

    June 29, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Q

      You are the biggest moron on this board. Gay people hide. who exactly is in your face. If it is HBO you are whining about, cancel it. In the real world, away from the computer and the television your fat doodle eating rears collects weight on, gay people are not making out on the streets, you are such a tool. Do you think people want to see straight people making out in public. why don't you disgusting straight people keep YOUR Damned lives private? I am sick of seeing YOU PEOPLE S*XULAIZING EVERY ASPECT OF OUR SOCIETY. It is entirely YOU people who are responsible for the pre-mature aging of your youth because YOU people control everything. YOU people are responsible for ALL ills of society, NOT gay people so keep sanctimonious BS and shove where straight people fear to tread.

      June 29, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  65. Don - Canada

    God created marriage? The word marriage is in the english version of the bible. So I guess the word "marriage" was an interpretation of the bible about 800 years ago when it was translated into english. The key word is interpretation. There were many and are still many many interpretations from that big ol book. There are a few teachings from the bible that are easily interpreted such as love thy neighbor, do onto others etc. If everyone sticks to those we will all be okay.

    June 29, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Buddy R

      Sir, in the second chapter of the book of Genesis God says God created male and female and the man is to leave his husband and cleave to his wife. One man. One woman. That is marriage.

      June 29, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  66. Ellenya

    US has a democratically elected government ellected by majority so saying that"government starts to tell us who can love and what is good love..." is not true. What is true is that the majority of people in the US (except New York and few other states) do not support gay marriage.

    June 29, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • k

      Haha that's hysterical. It's so cute that you think that politicians NEVER insert their own beliefs into their voting.

      June 29, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Charlie

      You will see that "few other states" grow drastically in the coming years. Once it is more commonly identified as bigotry, your views will become very unpopular (rightly so) very quickly. No one likes to be seen as a bigot.

      June 29, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  67. bard999


    yes I am old and hate gays and young people, including my kids...all us old people hate gays and young people and their kids...You have it so right, you are a genius and I am sure that your degrees from Oxford and MIT reflect this...

    June 29, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  68. AlBundyfromMarriedWithChildren

    Only an idiot would get married after watching the old TV series "Married With Children".

    June 29, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  69. Glen

    Husband & Wife...or...Butt Buddies, Holy Matrimony...or...Butt Buddies, Wedding Between Man & Women...or...Butt do the math.

    June 29, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  70. V

    Charlize could not have said it any better. If you are against gay marriage then don't have one. Butt out of other peoples' love lives & mind your own business!

    June 29, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  71. Kaviona

    " Our freedom ends when the freedom of others begin"
    @tom: based on the amount of hatred and bias and prejudice in your heart, you'll definitely burn in hell as well... with the people that you so despise. You will also0 burn with them fro eternity.. enjoy!

    June 29, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  72. Barry


    Your words show that you’re ignorant about Christianity and history.

    You said: “Marriage is as old as written history. Christianity is not.”

    The Gospel of Matthew begins by stating that Jesus Christ is the descendant of Abraham. This means that Jesus is the ultimate fulfillment of the promise God made to Abraham in Genesis 12, when God said, "through your seed [Aabram] all peoples of the world will be blessed."

    (Abraham was called from a part of the world known as Ancient Mesopotamian, where writing is believed to have begun, even slightly before that of Ancient Egypt.

    The Gospel of Luke (see: chapter 4) traces Jesus’ ancestry back to Adam, whom Luke calls the son of God.

    The Gospel of John (often called the Fourth Gospel) states that Jesus is the logos or the incarnate word, which existed before time itself.

    “In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God and the word was God….And the word became flesh and dwelt among us….and we have beheld his glory, as that of the only son of God, who was begotten by the father.”

    (John 1:1-14)

    June 29, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Brent

      Oh dear Lord, you are a lost cause. The bible was written my man...many, many, many years after all those events allegedly took place. You are intelligent, but you will never be willing to face the truth. Your whole world would crumble. That's okay what ever keeps you going. Just don't step on everyone who doesn't hold the same truths you do. Such as denying marriage to people because your personal religous beliefs get in the way of being an American.

      June 29, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Barry

        First of all, how do you know that I am a man, or is calling someone “my man” the manner in which you are accustomed to converse with others?

        You’ll have to forgive me, but I shy away from slang and other forms of colloquial expression, like “my man” , “dude”, etc., out of fear that they may make me appear ignorant and ill-bred.

        Second I said nothing about my views of marriage or about gays and marriage. Why would you assume that you know anything about what I believe or think about these matters? And why would you judge me or any other person, without knowing the facts of the case under consideration?

        Finally, in my post to Sean, I simply pointed out his errors—and they were errors–by stating what any informed person knows.

        Incidentally I only consider myself to be an average person, with a reasonably good mind.

        Perhaps you should think, before you write (or speak), and perhaps you should refrain from judging others, especially when you do know about that of which you write or speak.

        June 30, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  73. Wzrd1

    To be honest, I have absolutely no idea WHAT Charlize Theron has to do with a law in New York state. Why is her opinion worth more than mine, yours or the dog catcher that she is noteworthy of an interview on the subject?
    Is Larry the Cable Guy the next interview by Piers on the subject?

    June 29, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  74. Linda

    I am from a very Conservative town (thank the Good Lord I've moved) but many of my friends are still there. I love them despite their delusion and lack of interest in facts and even that they thump the Bible loudly and often (except when it comes to the love of Jesus for ALL mankind and the over 2200 entries in the Bible about helping the poor–ha, could you ever, ever see a Conservative quoting those?). Anyway, so many have led such interesting (and what a prude liberal like me calls risque') lives - many affairs, many crimes, many hatreds sown of ignorance. The real destroyer of marriage in this country is not gays, it is Conservatives who blast everyone else when their own lives are shameful examples of what not to do.....Still love them though (we liberals tend to love everyone no matter what) and hope that one day their prejudices and hatreds will ease (although since there are no black citizens where I am from, there is an outstanding hatred of blacks that would curl your toes, so I guess it doesn't surprise me that they hate gays as well). So sad.......

    June 29, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Buddy R

      Sir, studies show conservatives are more charitable than liberals. And certainly Christians have many thousands of organizations that help the homeless, poor, orphans, ect, and atheists have NONE to my knowledge. Your bashing of Christians is just hate rhetoric.

      June 29, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Brent

        From the charity work I do in numerous organizations, I would have to agree with you. Conservatives make huge contributions, the wealthiest do so after stealing it in numerous shady ways from people who have to work for a living. Then they throw some money at a charity (run by liberal volunteers) in order to avoid paying their fair share of taxes.

        June 29, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Zelda

    The West has gone insane altogether, both men and women, by having no gallant men or virgin brides in the land. No wonder everybody acts like teenagers forever, destroying the new generations.

    June 29, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  76. Joe

    Who gives a rats ars what she thinks! She's just another overpaid actress and as far as I'm concerned, inconsequential.

    June 29, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  77. SoCal

    Can we all just learn to get along .. humm that suggestion may be trademarked. I mean, what I really want to know, is how to make the best Margarita for this weekend. Pls add your comments and ingrediences.

    June 29, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  78. Buddy R

    No, miss Hollywood, g_ay marriage is not a divine right. The only marriage that is actually marriage is between a man and a woman. G_ay marriage has never been accepted in any culture.

    What I want to know is, CNN has been running pro same gender marriage stories for weeks, 3 or 4 a day. When is the other side of the debate going to get their turn?

    June 29, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • tomicT

      The other side of the debate? Oh, you mean the hate-,mongerers....I get it! The other side – holier than thou- of the debate, right? Yeah, I can see how you are soooo freakin' right and everyone else is soooo freakin wrong! Wake up, join the ne century....I PROMISE! you will actually begin to like yourself! cheers!

      June 29, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  79. lumpy

    and i think that mentally ill people (including all those with religious/mystical diseases) should not walk on sidewalks or under trees. we can call it the "defense of the environment act" (DEMA).

    if i was not already happily married to a beautiful, wonderful woman, i'd want to marry my labrador retriever. my MALE labrador retriever. what's wrong with marrying my dog? we won't have any offspring, so we won't be ruining any families and we'll never get divorced because he doesn't have an opposable thumb (to sign the divorce papers), so DOMA is not violated.

    June 29, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  80. Karen

    I think everyone should read The Shack-or better yet-listen to it on audiobook so you can really feel the words!

    June 29, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  81. lance corporal

    she can be my friend anytime, and she's spot on about the Gov't shouldn't be in the biz of managing who should love who or how or when or basically any aspect of our personal lives, regulate financial markets and such, stay out of my bedroom...... unless your charlize theron

    June 29, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  82. JoeM

    New York, you are ripe for judgement, 9-11 will seem insignificant to what is coming to you. God is not mocked.

    June 29, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • lump

      Are you threatening the good city of New York, Sir?

      June 29, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Brent

        No. No. He's just speaking for God. Because apparently of all the billions of individuals on the planet earth, this is the guy God has told all his secret plans to.

        June 29, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • barabbbas2010

      wrong again. your god is mocked all the time just as every other deity

      June 29, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  83. truth2power

    Marriage IS gay!

    June 29, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  84. Dirk

    If someone shares there love differently than me then I'm fine with it. I believe even if God opposes such unions God is a loving God and he/she/it embraces all of life and forgives any transgressions. The fact that people can't forgive and/or fear such unions is there problem – not God's.

    June 29, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  85. kiley

    that 3rd party contract that is marriage is responsible for more mass destruction than anything. ask any divorce attorney, they will say that there are those who are divorced and then there are those working towards it. and if you're stupid enough to get married, go into it while planning for divorce. not my words but i totally agree...

    June 29, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  86. Linkin' Quark

    I must be a bigot, Luddite, trailer trash, religious zealot, etc because i'm against gay marriage right? I mean i can't think for myself and Fox News tells me all i need to know, isn't that it? How about i'm an average guy who just wants life to have a sense of normalcy. A male and a female joining together as a family and reproducing is normal. The best gays can hope for is artificial insemination or adoption – not normal (sorry adopted people). And as a society we should strive for better than that. If telling it like it is offends you, and makes you think im a tool of the GOP, you're a lot more narrow minded than you think. Ima go now, later much

    June 29, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  87. Moe

    She needs to put those great genes to work and start cranking out some good looking white kids. Time's a-wasting.

    Aw, hell, what am I thinking - give her two years and she'll be adopting some pitch-black little fashion accessory.

    June 29, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • barabbas2010

      racism is also a terrible disease of the mind

      June 29, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Brent

      Conservative christian I take it?

      June 29, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Moe

      Atheist, actually. But thanks for asking.

      And the predictable libtard response was amusing. Thanks for that, too.

      June 29, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • ugonna wosu

        it was as predictable as your predictable racism.

        January 15, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  88. barabbas2010

    religion is a terrible disease of the mind

    June 29, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  89. eric

    People can love whoever they want w/o gay marriage being legal. People can have anyone marry them too. The law deals with whether the gov't will legally recognize the marriage, but any religion can marry a dog to a cat if they want.

    June 29, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  90. john

    death to all old white republicans! long live the new flesh!

    June 29, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  91. Efeturhi

    Why is it always like this that humans always like things that are not right , unless there are laws to checkmate them. Charlize Theron should pass for my garbage collector .

    June 29, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Billy P.

      Efeturhi, I agree with you 100 percent. Somehow people try to use these Hollywood types as though they are some sort of authority on moral issues. These people are the worst examples to give advise on moral issues. Half of them are anti-God in their thoughts already and the lifestyle they live and seems to think is normal, is shameful. The lawless will never find fault in the lawless. It is normal behavior to them. This woman has no moral teaching or she just subscribe to the Hollywood mindset to survive. She chose Hollywood over divine teaching. She uses the word divine and have no clue of it's meaning in her heart. She is a loser just like all the other losers who support gay marriage.

      June 29, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  92. jim

    I am glad that gays are achieving equal treatment in this country. That only leaves one group that has no equal rights, the old, white male. I am looking forward the day when that group will have its rights protected. I would hope that old white males and the other segment of population that will eventually become old white males, will take it upon them to protect the rights of this group.

    June 29, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Billy P.

      Jim, I think people like you just disregard the word of God and place your trust in man's law. I do believe people like you will regret your ignorance and defiance of our Lord's word and receive what is due to you.

      June 29, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  93. PSully

    I will never be married and I have my parent to thank for this. My parents were married for 52yrs without even a separation. My father never laid a hand on my mother all those years. They never seemed to take any joy in their marriage though, my father was angry most of the time and indifferent the other time. My mother griped about all of
    the things she missed out on in life and was basically a miserable person.
    When I asked why they got married,they said " That is what people did in those days".
    I will not be a brainless drone and I will make up my own mind. I see marriage as an archaic idea that is really unnecessary.
    If you want to get married knock yourselves out. Not me. To hell with what society thinks.

    June 29, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  94. River Guy

    I don't get this. Isn't it the whole point that you should be able to get married if you want to, to the person you love – or NOT get married? So she doesn't want to get married. Fine. What's the issue? I mean, it's her life – let her live it. It's not like that decision is hurting anyone else – marriage may be a public display, but its a display of something very personal, and not for others to judge....

    June 29, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  95. Sad

    So sad to hear that Charlene doesn't want to get married because I would marry her in a heartbeat and I'm a woman.

    June 29, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  96. brian

    thanks charlize for speaking your mind and thereby causing me to not care about ever seeing any of your movies, past present or future. i'm not gay, but keep your garbage to yourself... i used to listen to john mayer's music until the wshole universe discovered this incoherent fool who rambled endless about his relationships in a nonsensical, non musical environment... WE DONT WANT TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR TRASH. Just sing songs and make movies.

    June 29, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Edward

      We? We who? You mean you right?

      June 29, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Billy P.

        We includes me also Edward. Not all of us are spiritually ill.

        June 29, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • ugonna wosu

      why use the word "trash"? Because you disagree.

      January 15, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  97. oh my

    What's all this bible talk? Where are the followers of Harry Potter, another great work of fiction?!!

    June 29, 2011 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Billy P.

      You will find out when you take your last breath. This kind of Anti-God thinking will take you just where you're afraid to go. That's a promise the Bible will keep.

      June 29, 2011 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • breathless

        Just for fun, if I was a maker of gods, say a God Maker, I would make my God(s) nice. My God would not mete out punishment just because of who consenting adults love, especially since it's based on biology which is something my God is responsible for. I also wouldn't make a God that is so into retribution. I would save retribution for such egregious things as child abuse (oops, sorry clergy but you'd be in a whole lot of trouble if you did wrong to a child) and possibly for the Doodlebops, who are so annoying to the point of evilness.

        June 29, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • Michael

        Sorry to ruin your day, but after your last breath?....nothing.

        June 29, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Edward

    Marriage isn't necessary or natural. If two people want to separate marriage will not keep them together. Some may say that it's about two people's union with god, I'd argue that god didn't mind our ancestors having intercourse without marriage. Heck if you believe in evolution you could argue that god even endorsed polygamy at one point with the alpha male mating with all of the females. Man created the concept of marriage. That said, I am not against marriage, I think it's a good thing but I don't think it's a must as some religious people want us to believe.

    June 29, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  99. Nokat

    There needs to be separation of celebs and politics
    Most celebs should stick to their fairytale entertainment

    June 29, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Michael

      Hey!...I know! How about a separation of church and state?

      June 29, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Veritum

        Could you please explain what YOUR definition of this would look like because no two people in this country can seem to agree on a common interpretation.

        June 29, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Veritum

    Just a quick question and comment;
    Gay is a divine right? I'm confused. From what source does this actress derive that idea? What does she mean by divine? As determined by whom? Is she implying the existence of a Divine God? It would be nice to know to which god, gods or goddesses she is referring for her point of reference. But if there is no God, then there is no divine. Divine is relative depending on whom you are asking and objectively means nothing.
    But if being gay is a "divine right" then who has thus bestowed it and declared it divine? If merely a man or this woman, then divine is again, relative. Is she referring to one of the 330 million Hindu gods? Or maybe Buddhism, but classic Buddhism is atheist. She cannot be referring to the God of Islam. Sharia Law will kill you for this infraction. And she cannot be referring to the God of the Christian Bible – there is absolutely 0 support. Maybe the god of her dreams and her creation has thus declared it. But, what does that mean? Nothing.
    This is why actors and actresses should stay out of politics and religion. Stay in your field, do your job, and stop philosophically embarrassing yourselves. It embarrasses the rest of us.
    If you don't wish to marry, please do not. Its hard work, but not without its benefits. You get out of it what you put into it – like a cookie jar. And if you are not interested in this kind of work please, please – do not ever have children. There is no room in a child's life for a self-centered, selfish, serve-me, narcissist in their little lives.
    Thank you for your time.

    June 29, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Edward

      By divine I assume she means natural. She said love is divine, I agree with her that love is divine as in it was not created by us but we are subject to it. It just is, that doesn't mean that I subscribe to a religious ideology.

      June 29, 2011 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  101. CJR

    I don't care what they call it, just give me the same rights and protections as everyone else. If a church doesn't want to perform a ceremony for GLBT peoples, then that should be their right to say no. However, for 90% of gay and lesbians, they will simply walk into a court room, sign a piece of paper and party privately with their friends and family. I will gladly choose to keep the church out of my wedding plans, but the church needs choose to STAY the way out of my wedding.

    I'll take a Civil Union as well as long as my partner and I are protected under the law.

    June 30, 2011 at 12:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
  102. Adela Wolf

    Marriage is important to insecure women who need a man to feed them and to man enslaved by the societal norms, trying to grow up in a completely wrong way. Soon it will be the question of class. Only poor and uneducated will be the ones who get married. The rest will be rich enough to believe in pure love, the one which is not so delicate and fake, that it has to be guaranteed by the contract.

    June 30, 2011 at 3:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
  103. Sanni

    I do not see anything wrong in praising one's mother, but this lady was asked to portray her father and for about a minute she could not utter a word for her father. How odd! Father may not be a saint, but is still the father.

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      how is it odd? Her father is a complicated issue.

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