Carrie Underwood has come out and announced that she believes in marriage equality, People reported.
The country star is married herself and said she does not think it is fair for others to be told who they can and cannot marry just because of their sexual orientation, even if it does go against her religion.
“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,” the “Jesus, Take the Wheel” songbird and devout Christian, explained to Britain’s The Independent newspaper.
“I can’t imagine how that must feel,” she said. “I definitely think we should all have the right to love, and love publicly, the people that we want to love.”
Surprisingly, Underwood is saying that her strong belief in her Christian religion is what actually made her support gay marriage.
“Above all, God wanted us to love others,” the celeb who recently won a CMT award said. “It’s not about setting rules, or [saying] ‘everyone has to be like me.’ ”
“No, we’re all different,” she continued. “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.”
Carrie Underwood is best known for being an American Idol winner, but what some people may not know about the star is that she was raised Baptist. However, she recently switched to a nondenominational congregation with her husband, professional ice-hockey player, Mike Fisher.
Underwood joins many other Hollywood stars who are in support of gay marriage like Anne Hathaway, Daniel Radcliffe and Chris Evans.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who just got recently engaged, have stated that the couple refuses to officially tie the knot until everyone is able to be married. Though it would make their children happy, the celeb couple is in no rush.