Charlize Theron Says Marriage Isn't For Her

Jul 1, 2011, 14:23 by Sarah Long

After declaring that she will not marry until everyone has the right to do so, actress Charlize Theron said in an interview on "Piers Morgan Tonight" that she probably won't marry regardless of federal prohibitions.

"I'll be the first to say, here on your show, marriage-before I felt this way about [equal marriage rights]-was never something that was important to me. I don't know the exact reason for that," Theron says on the show, as reported by E! News.

"I really want for myself a long-term relationship," she continues, "and I have been in long-term relationships...That's the kind of union that I want. The actual ceremony is not something that is important to me- but I see the importance for other people."

The upcoming "Snow White and the Huntsman" star acknowledges that her parents were not happily married, but she says that's not the reason why she was never interested in tying the knot.

"Some would say because I came from a very troubled marriage," Theron says. "My parents did not have a good marriage, but I don't think it's that."

Theron adds that regardless of her personal views on marriage, the union should be allowed for everyone.

"It's a divine right," she says, "and when government starts to tell us who can love and what is good love, whether government or a government built on a certain religion, I do have a problem with that. If you want to bring it back to the politics...I do have a problem with the fact that our government hasn't stepped up enough to make this federal, to make this legal."

"I think everybody has that right," Theron says.