Country Superstar Carrie Underwood Supports Marriage Equality

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Country superstar, Carrie Underwood, came out in support of marriage equality — a move that could alienate her more conservative fan base.

In an interview with U.K. paper The Independent, Underwood said:

“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.”

The 29-year-old entertainer says her support for marriage equality comes from her Christian beliefs, not in spite of them.

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11 Responses to Country Superstar Carrie Underwood Supports Marriage Equality

  1. Brigadoon says:

    Good for her. Country music is the last bastion in music that continues to tow the conservative line when it comes to gay rights. There are a tiny number of exceptions but they are few and far between.

  2. Jim says:

    Wow! Very powerful! Good for her!

  3. feminazi says:

    I’m not familiar with her but she’s a lovely young woman. Support for the gay community is always a welcome thing.

  4. The Real Adam says:

    feminazi – Carrie Underwood is an American Idol alum and a multimillion album selling country artist who made headlines a few years ago when she said she’s a vegetarian.

    Country audiences are the essence of “Mom, the Flag and Apple Pie” and report regularly going to church and voting Republican. Younger, more progressive country artists like Underwood will play a role in transforming the audience but it will take a generation.

  5. Eric Equality Kuntz says:

    Garth Brooks was the first country singer I recall coming out with favorable comments about the gay community. His sister is a lesbian and he’s so successful that I imagine he couldn’t give a rat’s ass what critics might say about his pro-gay views.

    But Brooks and Carrie Underwood remain rare in that world. Remember what the Dixie Chicks endured after saying they were embarrassed Bush is from Texas? Natalie Maines had to relocate to Los Angeles because the FBI said they couldn’t assure her safety from the death threats she received.

    Many country fans are political and religious extremists.

  6. June Bug says:

    Carrie was a sweet girl from Oklahoma. Then she went out to Hollywood to try out for American Idol and she came under the influence of the homosexual mafia. They corrupted her Christian values and changed into the lost soul you see today. I pray Carrie comes back to the Bible and asks Jesus to wash her spirit clean.

  7. Vivzz says:

    I have two words for Carrie Underwood: Class Act.

  8. DMason says:

    June Bug, Are you serious? I think you are on the wrong website.

  9. Randy Arroyo says:

    Carrie Underwood is not from Loretta Lynn’s generation. Thank goodness.

  10. Joe in Colorado says:

    Bold move on her part. I predict there will be some backlash from her country fans for supporting marriage equality. But, if she stands her ground, she will look better in the long run and the Christian bigots will look like the homophobes they are.

  11. Peace Nick says:

    Country music fans are found in rural America but also in urban areas like Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City.

    Carrie Underwood’s support of gay marriage makes her even more relevant.

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