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Portman and Millepied supporting same-sex marriage

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Jun 07, 2011 | 5:00am EDT

The engaged stars, who are expecting a baby together, have signed up to back the Say, 'I Do' drive by the Freedom to Marry organisation, which supports gay rights and aims to legalise same-sex unions throughout America.

The campaign kicked off with an open letter to President Barack Obama, urging him to support marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples, and it has been signed by scores of stars including Anne Hathaway, Jane Lynch, Martin Sheen and LeAnn Rimes.

A statement from Freedom to Marry reads, "Natalie Portman and her fiance, Benjamin Millepied, are in love, and believe all loving couples should be able to share in the freedom to marry without discrimination. That is why they are joining the more than 100,000 people on Freedom to Marry's Say, 'I Do' Open Letter calling on (the) President to do the right thing and become part of America's majority for marriage."

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