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Jay-Z

I Support Gay Marriage

5/15/2012 8:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jay-Z says he STRONGLY believes gay people deserve the right to get married ... claiming discriminating against a gay person is the same as discriminating against a black person.

Jay -- arguably the most powerful person in hip hop -- discussed the issue with CNN ... saying President Obama's decision to come out in support of gay marriage was "the right thing to do."

“I’ve always thought it as something that was still holding the country back. What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love."

He continued, "That’s their business. It's no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple.”

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BarrysConspiracyWorld    

It's quite a distraction for Obama. The economic collapse, Fukushima, freedoms being eliminated. Nope, talk about gay marriage, even though there is no new legislation or activity. Plus, it's a brilliant move of reverse psychology, since Obama is gay.

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Travel101    

Why should the government take such interest in who should persons sleep with, there are simply more pressing matters. Also if Obama had shown disagreement on gay marriage, Romney would then agree. This is politics, where one says one thing the other will oppose. http://www.gatewayvillas.org

856 days ago
18.

Restless    

Um, not the same. You can't choose your color. Being gay is a choice.

856 days ago
19.

Bananarama    

Good for him!

856 days ago
20.

Eva Stuart    

Wow...shocking

856 days ago
21.

robert chowaniec    

Who gives a **** about this stupid asses opinion and what he supports,hes a nobody!!!

856 days ago
22.

SirK    

Of course he does. That's what gay people do.

856 days ago
23.

Don    

Obama has been the greatest president so far whil Romney is an evil, greedy Bully who has shipped hundreds of jobs overseas to fatten up his illegal and secretive bank account. We can vote for common sense and a man who cares about everyone or we can vote for the Greed representative Romney who has said that he does not care about the very poor and that corporations are people.

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Bailee    

JayZ says "What people do in their own home is their business." Does that include child abuse? Making and selling meth? Beating their spouse? Gay rights is NOT the same as discrimination against color. One is based on race. Something a person has no choice over; The other is based on a lifestyle choice, whether you believe a person is born gay or makes the choice to be gay, they DO make the choice to live a gay lifestyle. They have no control over their race. It's fine to support gay rights, but perhaps you should see about getting a speech writer to make your point a little more valid.

856 days ago
25.

Pompano Ann    

Question????.......Is he going to support stimulating the economy? Is he going to support creating jobs? Is he going to support fixing the Wall Street crisis? Is he going to support re-building the real estate industry? Oops those are not his problems he and and his wife are worth $200 Mil! Oops he only support was the Prez does and the Prez doesn't support the items I asked about!

856 days ago
26.

miz    

I am so sick of people playing that "black" card. Everything always has to be compared!!

856 days ago
27.

LaceSpillsTea    

i believe that its between love & love so go for it !!! and if it fails like majority of American Heterosexual marriages it will make for more funny ass divorce court episodes !!!

856 days ago
28.

Joao    

I'm expecting other black celebs who have drank the kool-aid to come out in support of gay marriage. It's all part of Obama's strategy to throw Black folks off the scent of his Godless position to garner votes from gays instead... As if they were going in the arms of the Republicans. Trust me, there's more coming. Obama is going to have to pull a rabbit out of his hat to get Black folks enthusiastic enough vote for his cowardly, feckless, flaky ass. Obama is not a leader, he's an emasculated puppet.

856 days ago
29.

Yes    

Dick Cheney came out in support of Gay Marriage YEARS ago!

856 days ago
30.

Kammy    

I can be entertained by celebrities, like musicians, actors, sports figures, just celebrities in general. But as people they blow me away with their incomes, their privileges, their entitlements and lifestyles. I could never relate to them as real people. So when it comes to political opinions, I would rather hear from the average guy or gal on the street then some celebrity. They are not a part of my world.

856 days ago
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