Lena Dunham isn't getting married until her gay sister can

Oct 2, 2014 at 8:38 p.m. ET
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Lena Dunham has made her living off telling people exactly how women really think and she has plenty of opinions of her own. And this time, she is taking a stand against unequal marriage laws around the world.

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Dunham and her boyfriend, Jack Antonoff, have talked about their future together, but they are not yet engaged. However, they are obviously thinking about it and Dunham recently told Howard Stern, "He's my life partner."

Because she worded it that way, Stern asked if that meant they won't be getting married.

"We're not against marriage, but I wanna wait until it's something — my sister's gay and it just doesn't feel good to me to do something she can't do," Dunham explained to the radio host, via E! News. "She can do it in some places, but not all places."

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt had originally had the same rule, but eventually did get married. However, for them, Jolie said it was because their children had wanted their parents to be married and that meant a lot to them.

There are currently 19 states that allow gay marriage. Dunham's answer is not a big surprise to anyone who has followed her or her career. Back in April, she remembered how disappointed she was when she realized she wasn't gay, because she grew up in New York and her sister is gay.

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But regardless of their relationship status, Dunham and Antonoff do seem like a match made in heaven and she explained how the beginning of their relationship really made them appreciate each other.

"We met and the day after we were apart for three months and so our relationship was sort of formed long distance, like, that's what I became used to. But now, for the most part, we see each other… we try not to be apart for more than a week or two."

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