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Miley Cyrus has a famous friend in her fight for marriage equality.

In the latest issue of Attitude UK, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe comments on a number of societal issues, from the rise in teen suicide (“You used to be able to escape at the end of a day: now you can be hunted by mobile phone, Facebook, Twitter. It’s terrifying.”) to his feelings on gay marriage.

Daniel Radcliffe on Attitude

“The ultimate reason gay marriage should be legalized everywhere is because, as a kid, you look to your mum and dad and they’re married; then you look at the gay couple who’ve been together for the same amount of time, but because they can’t get married their relationship doesn’t seem the same,” the actor says, adding:

“Yes, gay marriage is about symbolically blessing a relationship, but the larger issue is about transmitting a fundamental message about equality. Gay people should have equality in law everywhere.”

Radcliffe is currently starring in The Woman in Black. What do you think of his stance on marriage?

Saturday February 4, 2012 00:49

Miley Cyrus Defends Gay Marriage Beliefs, Tattoo

Miley Cyrus has gone very public with her defense of gay marriage.

In July of last year, the singer got a tattoo (below) on her finger that she posted on Twitter, along with the caption “All LOVE is Equal.” She got a lot of flak for the move, criticism she’s now responding to via an editorial in Glamor.

Miley Cyrus Finger Tattoo

“A lot of people mocked me,” Miley writes. “They said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.'”

Cyrus is speaking out now on the topic, she says, due to the “unnecessary threats” leveled at both her and her supporters. She adds:

“I believe every American should be allowed the same rights and civil liberties. Without legalized same-sex marriage, most of the time you cannot share the same health benefits, you are not considered next of kin and you are not granted the same securities as a heterosexual couple. How is this different than having someone sit in the back of the bus because of their skin color?”

It’s just not right, Miley concludes of the argument that homosexual couples are somehow held to a different standard than heterosexual couples.

“We all should be tolerant of one another and embrace our differences,” she writes.

No doubt Cyrus will fall under fire once again for making her beliefs on this controversial subject well known, which is exactly why we admire her so much for doing so.

Are Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie really headed down the altar soon?

That’s what could be expected, given Pitt’s recent comments about the pressure to – and his desire to – propose, but according to Jolie, that’s premature.

“I think anything said tends to be blown out of proportion,” Jolie told People Sunday night at the SAG Awards, when asked about “a lot of ring-talk lately.”

“Yeah, that was my fault,” Pitt admitted with a smile.

Guess we know who wears the pants in that house.

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt at the SAG Awards

The speculation about wedding bells in the near future for the famous couple stem from Pitt’s remark that Brangelina is “getting a lot of pressure from the kids.”

“It means something to them,” he continued, adding that he would like to marry Angie, and that “We will [get married] someday, we will. It’s a great idea.”

“‘Please, get mommy a ring.’ ‘OK, I will, I will.’ ”

“It seems to mean more and more to our kids,” he said. “I don’t think we’ll be able to hold out … it means something to me, to make that kind of commitment.”

Probably not until Angelina demands it, however.

[Photo: WENN.com]