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Jay-Z on gay marriage: 'The right thing to do'


President Barack Obama has a vocal playmaker in his corner on gay marriage -- Jay-Z. That's right, Hova himself is now backing gay marriage, revealing in a CNN interview he thinks gays and lesbians are fighting for the same equality blacks fought for, calling it '"the right thing to do." He didn't even throw in a "no homo" for effect, so you know he's serious.

"I've always thought (of) it as something that was still holding the country back," Mr. Carter said (watch it below). "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 asked if he was concerned about last week's announcement affecting Obama's re-election chances, Jay said that wasn't important. "I think it's the right thing to do, so whether it costs him votes or not — again, it's really not about votes. It's about people. ... It's the right thing to do as a human being."

He also announced a two-day, Labor Day weekend concert with nearly 30 acts "that embody the American spirit" in Philadelphia, but who cares about that? Expect to see the music mogul in Charlotte, N.C., for the convention, because after that amendment banning gay marriage passed, the Democrats will be fighting tooth and nail to win the state this fall. Now, if they can just get Eminem on board ...

[Photo: AP]



[Last modified: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 4:06pm]


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