Beyonce, Madonna + More Voice Support for Marriage Equality
Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably noticed many of your Facebook friends changing their profile picture to a pink equal sign on a red background in support of striking down the Defense of Marriage Act in the United States Supreme Court.
Beyonce took to Instagram to voice her support for marriage equality posting the following picture and message, “If you like it you should be able to put a ring on it. #wewillunite4marriageequality!”
Beyonce’s hubby, Jay-Z is also a well-known proponent for gay marriage, telling CNN in May, “I’ve always thought it as something that was still holding the country back. What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It’s no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple.”
Madonna, a long time supporter of equal rights, (did you see her tongue in cheek Boy Scouts outfit at the GLAAD Awards?) also posted a supportive message on her Instagram that read, “Marriage Equality! Let’s Start A Revolution!”
As this Supreme Court decision could have far-reaching effects, many pop acts got in on the action of advocating for change. fun. voiced their support for the cause on Twitter. The Grammy Award-winners posted:
We stand up for LGBTQ rights because we want to live in a world where we’re all treated as equals.
— FUN. (@OurNameIsFun) March 27, 2013
Proposition 8 might also hit especially close to home for Sara Bareilles as she is a California native, which is the state that passed the controversial amendment, now being argued in the Supreme Court, that barred the recognition of same-sex marriage. The ‘Love Song’ artist posted:
— Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles) March 26, 2013
You hear that Supreme Court justices? If you don’t support marriage equality, you’ll upset Beyonce. And none of us want to upset Queen B!
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