Charlize Theron: Marriage Isn't for Me

The Oscar-winning actress is a staunch supporter of marriage equality -- but doesn't see herself walking down the aisle

Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron may be a staunch supporter of marriage equality, but that doesn't mean the 35-year-old single gal will be taking the matrimonial plunge anytime soon... or ever. "I don't (see myself getting married)," Theron tells CNN's Piers Morgan in an interview airing Thursday night (9 p.m. ET). "It was never something that was important (to me)."

"I really want for myself a long-term relationship, and I have been in long-term relationships," says Theron. who was in a decade-long romance with actor Stuart Townsend before the two split last year. Adds Charlize, "I treat my relationships like marriages, I really do."

Despite her ambivalence towards being married herself, Theron understands the importance of the institution of marriage, which is why she is such a devoted activist for marriage equality. "The actual ceremony is not something that is important to me, but I see the importance for other people," she says. "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. I do have a problem with the fact that our government hasn't stepped up enough to make this federal, to make (gay marriage) legal."

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