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Anne Hathaway calls for same-sex marriage in New Jersey

Anne Hathaway is urging officials in her native New Jersey to legally recognise same-sex marriages following the success of New York's recent bill.

The state became only the sixth to allow gay unions in June (11), and couples, including designer Michael Kors, have rushed to take advantage of the new law and marry.

The Devil Wears Prada star, whose older brother Michael is gay, is delighted to see the success of the ruling, and she tells Interview magazine she's hoping New Jersey officials decide to pass the law as well.

Anne Hathaway says, "They need to get on the New York bandwagon and legalise gay marriage. But I think everybody should do that. It's not a specifically Jersey thing."