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Charlize blasts "apartheid" laws

2009-04-15 10:13
Charlize Theron

South African actress Charlize Theron has hit out at her adopted country’s gay marriage laws, branding the current regulations "a form of apartheid".

Charlize says she will not marry long-term beau Stuart Townsend until the laws are changed.

The Oscar-winner compares America's rules on same-sex marriages to her native country's past apartheid laws, which segregated whites and non-whites.

She says, "I don't like living in an elitist world, it bothers me. I don't want to be part of an elitist sexual preference. It bothers me, maybe it's because I come from a country where I lived under apartheid but this is a form of apartheid and I don't want to be a part of that.

"My ability to get married is a piece of me that I wish I could give to somebody who it would mean so much to. We should all have the chance. It's just so caveman, I can't believe we're still talking about it." publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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