Charlize Theron thinks marriage is a ''divine right'' but while she campaigns for gay marriages to be made legal across the US, does not want to wed herself.
The Oscar winning 'Monster' actress is pleased about a vote in New York which allows same sex couples to marry, she's doesn't believe the US government is doing enough, as it is still banned in most states.
She said: "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 have a problem with the fact that our government hasn't stepped up enough to make this federal, to make this legal."
South Africa born Charlize â who split with long term partner Stuart Townsend last year â enjoys being in a secure, long term relationship but personally sees no reason to have a marriage ceremony for herself.
Speaking on TV show Piers Morgan Tonight, she added: "I really want for myself a long-term relationship. 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 meâbut I see the importance for other people."