Carrie Underwood Announces Support For Gay Marriage
Celebrities are often outspoken in their support of gay marriage – with the exception of country singers. Although Toby Keith has voiced support for marriage equality, last year Blake Shelton came under fire for some anti-gay Tweets, and country singer Chely Wright says she’s been rejected by the Nashville country music community since coming out as a lesbian.
Still, one country singer is leading the fight for marriage equality: Carrie Underwood. According to E! News, the Carrie (a Christian from Oklahoma) said in a recent interview, “As a married person myself, I don’t know what it’s like to be told I can’t marry somebody I love, and want to marry. I can’t imagine how that must feel. I definitely think we should all have the right to love, and love publicly, the people that we want to love.”
Although Carrie grew up as a Baptist, she and her husband Mike Fisher now attend a non-denominational church. “Our church is gay friendly,” she said. “Above all, God wanted us to love others. It’s not about setting rules, or [saying] ‘everyone has to be like me’. No. We’re all different. That’s what makes us special. We have to love each other and get on with each other. It’s not up to me to judge anybody.”
Kudos to Carrie for taking a stand! Let’s hope some other country singers follow suit.