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Jay-Z Supports President Obama’s Stance On Gay Marriage: ‘It’s Not About Votes. It’s About People!’

Submitted by on May 15, 2012 – 12:58 pm6 Comments

He may have been in Philadelphia yesterday to announce his Made in America Festival ,but Jay-Z was more concerned about equal rights for all made in America. In an interview with CNN’s Poppy Harlow, the 42-year-old rapper backed President Barack Obama‘s recent endorsement of same-sex marriage.

“I’ve always thought of it as something that was still holding the country back,” Jay-Z said in regarding to the ban on gay marriage. “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.”

Happily married to pop star Beyonce Knowles since April 4, 2008, Jay-Z made it clear that the right to walk down the aisle was a right that should be made available to all Americans at any cost. “It’s really not about votes,” Jay-Z said regarding President Obama’s recent comments that many feared may cause backlash from African-American voters. “It’s about people.”

Turning to the economy, Hov held steadfast to his belief that Americans are poised to make a comeback despite the recession. “This is a test of our character. You know, for a long time, you know, we had it pretty good in America,” he said. “We were floating on this high. Well, we were hiding some of the troubles that we were going through. So, I just see this as a test of our character. I think we’ll get there and we test the resolve of Americans. Just to remind us that we have that fight. We haven’t had such a fight since the Great Depression.”

Watch Jay-Z’s interview with CNN below. Do you agree with Jay-Z’s endorsement of gay marriage?

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