Carrie Underwood’s Support For Gay Marriage Makes Me Love Her More
12:30 pm, June 10th | by Laura Donovan
There’s so much to love about “American Idol” winner and small town Oklahoma girl Carrie Underwood, who hadn’t even set foot on a plane until auditioning for the reality show in her early twenties. The chart-topping singer, who seems just as sweet now as she was during her 2004 “Idol” try-out, has voiced her support for gay marriage, which could be a great image boost for the typically conservative country music industry.
“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,” Underwood, who tied the knot with hockey player Mike Fisher two years ago, told The Independent. “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 Baptist, whose heartstrings tugging hit, “Jesus Take the Wheel” topped Billboard‘s country song list in 2006, added that she and her spouse now attend a non-denominational congregation:
“Our church is gay friendly. 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.”
Only time will tell whether her more right-leaning listeners will approve of these views, but we think this only confirms what we already knew: Carrie Underwood is one good girl.