Actress Julianne Moore has defended the rights of same-sex couples to become parents following her experiences on her latest film The Kids Are All Right.
The Hannibal star takes on the role of a lesbian mother who raises a brood of children with her same-sex partner, played by Annette Bening in the new movie. Following her role, Moore has spoken out in support of gay moms and dads, insisting all children need for a happy home life is "two loving parents."
She tells Reuters, "Parenting is about the time you put in and the investment you make in ushering this little child and turning it into an adult. Whether you are a woman or a man, that is what your job is. What children need is two loving parents. It doesn't matter if they are two moms, or two dads, or a mom and a dad."
And she has attacked Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi over his recent comments that it is "better to like beautiful girls than be gay."
She adds: "I think it's unfortunate, archaic and idiotic. To hint or to say that there is something wrong with homosexuality... it's unfortunate and it's embarrassing when people continue to perpetrate these untruths."