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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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76.

PRJKTTKVR    

now if we could just get a religion to support gay marriage. BAM

787 days ago
77.

testytwit    

I have to smh at the ignorance people still perpetuate about homosexuality as being a choice. That just shows their inability to come up with a valid argument. Obviously the natural color of someone's skin is not their choice, nor is being homosexual. Someone posted that living a homosexual "lifestyle" is a choice. While living a certain lifestyle IS a choice, homosexuality is not a lifestyle, it is one's genetic sexual attraction. Let's not confuse a relationship with being an athlete, wherein which you practice a lifestyle of fitness.

787 days ago
78.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

Then Go marry a mo bro.... quit talking about it, write a rap song "I'm nuttin but a down low bro lookin fo some mo dough Boo"

787 days ago
79.

John    

Oh come on!!! Being black is the way you're born, it's just a color, a race, being gay is not a race, it's not even close to the same thing as discriminating against blacks. What a joke! Homosexuality is abnormal and immoral and just plain wrong! Black is none of those three things. LMAO about jay-z being so influential. How so? What a joke! (again!)

787 days ago
80.

David A.     

This is not about same sex marriage like most think, for the religious, marriage is defined as a man and woman, if same sex union, where there are equal benefits and such, great, but the problem is when there is an attempt to go against people's religion.

787 days ago
81.

sherry    

And now Jay-Z plays the race card! Really, did we expect him to say anything negative? The only thing gays and lesbians can not do is get a marriage certificate that would entitle them to claim half of the acquired assets when or if they divorce - so how is that like discrimination towards blacks?

787 days ago
82.

t3ndi3e    

thus senseless un less they both born as sample in a rab not by woman , think twice n recepect the women

787 days ago
83.

the truth    

It is a pity the Devil has lashed his Demons in the US to perverse God's purpose for marriage by to grow the GAY ministry. If it were to be in Africa, any homosexual person would have been banished to the Evil forest. I just hope the US doesn't make the next Sodom story.

787 days ago
84.

Thomas Jefferson    

Nope!

787 days ago
85.

DJ    

he also supports degrading women. what a jackass

787 days ago
86.

Jean H. Dorce    

OBAMA..............2012

787 days ago
87.

noel    

That's bull. All sex is a choice and same sex is a immoral and disguting choice in my opinion. Gay marriage is failing because black people don't support it. And we're offended that we're constantly being lumped in with gays and their immoral behavior. Obama knows this but he chose to throw blacks under the bus in favor of the gays and Hollywood. He's taken our vote for granted and he certainly won't be getting mine in November.
God loves us all, but that doesn't mean you get to whatever you want. You're supposed to serve him, not your weird sexual urges.

787 days ago
88.

noel    

That's bull. All sex is a choice and same sex is a immoral and disguting choice in my opinion. Gay marriage is failing because black people don't support it. And we're offended that we're constantly being lumped in with gays and their immoral behavior. Obama knows this but he chose to throw blacks under the bus in favor of the gays and Hollywood. He's taken our vote for granted and he certainly won't be getting mine in November.
God loves us all, but that doesn't mean you get to whatever you want. You're supposed to serve him, not your weird sexual urges.

787 days ago
89.

seahawks1966    

this is a sick world it is not supose to be this way god did not make it this way sick people wanting it to be man and man and women to women bunch of sick freaks if you ask me, and if you don,t like what i say then TUFF sick it up your ******s

787 days ago
90.

PrinceC    

So tired about hearing about ***s and dykes!

787 days ago
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