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T.I. Backs President Obama’s Position on Same-Sex Marriage

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Following in the footsteps of Jay-Z, rapper T.I. also stands behind President Obama’s recent announcement of his support for states to legalize same-sex marriages. The controversial issue has sparked plenty of non-stop debates between gay advocates and political pundits.

For the Atlanta rapper, gay marriage is a matter of a personal choice and holds no bias on the hot-button topic. “Just to speak honestly and being frank, I don’t care,” said T.I. on Wednesday’s episode (May 16) of RapFix Live. “I think that if a matter doesn’t affect your daily life, you shouldn’t take a hard stand on it. If it’s not something that directly affects you, if it doesn’t affect you, what difference does it make to you what other people are doing with their lives?”

“I think that you should be able to do whatever you want to do,” he continued. “I don’t see how it matters one way or another.”

As we previously reported, Jay-Z co-signed with POTUS’ stance on same-sex marriage during an interview with CNN.

“I’ve always thought it as something that was still holding the country back,” Jay said. “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.”

When Jay-Z was asked if he felt Obama’s decision to support gay marriage would cost him votes, he shrugged it off. “I think it was the right thing to do,” he said. “So whether it cost him votes or not — it’s really not about votes, it’s about people. So whether it cost him votes or not, I think it was the right thing to do as a human being.”

Do you agree with T.I. and Jay-Z’s opinion on gay marriage? Tell us in the comments below.

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