Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie

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Yesterday, we heard the glorious news that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are finally engaged.

After seven years and six kids, the gorgeous couple is taking the plunge despite their original vow to wait for marriage equality. "I've said that we would not be getting married until everyone in this country had the right to get married," Pitt told Ellen DeGeneres in September.

So, how is the gay community handling the engagement? Any hard feelings now that the twosome's ready to say "I do"?


Turns out, everyone is just as excited about Brangelina's engagement as we are. Even Equality California, an LGBT advocacy organization, publicly expressed their support for the union:

"Marriage is special and unique," Rebekah Orr, Communications Director for Equality California told E! News.

"Marriage says 'we are a family' in a way that no other word can. It appears that even Brad and Angelina's children understand the meaning of that special vow," Orr said. "We would never want any committed couple to deny themselves and their families the happiness and security that marriage brings."

Brad and Angie have worked hard to raise awareness for marriage equality, so it's no surprise the LGBT community is behind the couple's "promise for the future." Not only did Equality California give Hollywood's hottest their blessing, but they also seem confident that the globe-trotting twosome will continue their fight for equality as husband and wife: 

"Brad and Angelina have clearly demonstrated that they are supporters of equality," Orr explained. "Their marriage just provides one more opportunity to remind all of us why marriage matters to all loving couples and why the exclusion of same-sex couples from the freedom to marry is so hurtful to families."

Excellent point—we're sure Brad and Angie would agree.

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