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Underwood Talks Marriage Backlash, London Show

Carrie Underwood is all about the music, not politics.

Yet the 29-year-old country music star has found herself in a media storm after voicing support for marriage equality.

In an interview with British newspaper The Independent, Underwood, who is married, was quoted as saying she believes everyone should have the right to love. She also noted that her church was gay-friendly and it wasn’t her job to judge people.

Underwood’s comments created a backlash online from those angry with her stance.

Associated Press
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June 21, 2012
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Adam Lambert Voted Music's Sexiest Man!

Along with crafting perfect hooks, displaying incredible vocal skill and letting the world in on your personality, a pop star's sex appeal can help elevate them above their peers. You voted for your favorite seductive stars, and the results are in!

With more than 600,000 votes cast, Adam Lambert was named Music's Sexiest Man, earning 26% of the vote! Standing alongside the former "American Idol" and recent Billboard 200 chart-topper was the princess of pop, Britney Spears, who netted an overwhelming 45% to be named Music's Sexiest Woman.

Billboard
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June 15, 2012
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#SupportCarrie - Thank Carrie Underwood for standing up for equality!

After announcing that she supports marriage equality, singer Carrie Underwood has come under fire from some fans.

In an interview with U.K.'s The Independent, Underwood said, "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. 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."

Carrie Underwood's Marriage Stance Gets a Conservative Nod

“Good for her,” said Jimmy LaSalvia, co-founder and executive director of GOProud, an organization that bills itself as “the voice of gay conservatives and their straight allies.”

“You know, Carrie Underwood isn’t any different from anyone else in America,” LaSalvia said Monday in an e-mail to The Times. “The more Americans think about how issues affect their gay friends and family the more they come to realize that supporting same-sex civil marriage is the right thing to do. More and more people are coming to that conclusion — and that includes conservative Christians."

Ministry of Gossip (Los Angeles Times)
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June 13, 2012
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Carrie Underwood Comes Out in Favor of Marriage Equality

Carrie Underwood, the popular country singer and red carpet fashion darling, has come out firmly in favor of marriage equality.

"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," she said in an interview with 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."

Hollywood Reporter
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June 10, 2012
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WATCH: Adam Lambert's 'Never Close Our Eyes' Video

Adam Lambert has released the video for "Never Close Our Eyes," the latest single from his historic number 1 album Trespassing.

Lambert recently described up his intention with the video, saying, "What I was trying to say with this, no matter what comes your way, if you make a decision to just look at things a different way, and just flip your perception a little bit, maybe it's not so bad. Maybe it does get better if you want it to."

Advocate.com
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May 29, 2012
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