Will Smith backs Obama's gay marriage stance

Associated Press Modified: May 14, 2012 at 10:46 am •  Published: May 14, 2012

BERLIN (AP) — Will Smith says he supports U.S. President Barack Obama's position on gay marriage.

The Hollywood actor says the question of whether gay people should be allowed to legally marry is "about semantics."

He told reporters in Berlin on Monday that "if anybody can find someone to love them and to help them through this difficult thing that we call life, I support that in any shape or form."

Still, Smith says the president's support for gay marriage was a "brave" move in an election year.

The actor is in Berlin to promote his new film "Men in Black III" that premieres in Germany on Monday.