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    Carrie Underwood Speaks Out in Support of Gay Marriage

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    Gay Pride was in full swing on the streets of L.A. this weekend as Hollywood's hottest came out to support equal rights.

    And now, even some traditionally conservative celebs are speaking out in support of same-sex unions—starting with Carrie Underwood, who opened up and spoke strongly in favor of the controversial matter this weekend.

    Turns out, this stunning country crooner is a fan of equality for all.

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    "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 told 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."

    While Carrie's conservative image as a country Christian gal from Oklahoma may make the singer seem to some an unusual candidate to show such unwavering support for same-sex nuptials, the singer insists that her approval of gay marriage stems from her faith. Although she was raised in a Baptist church, Carrie and her hubby Mike Fisher now worship in a non-denominational congregation.

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    "Our church is gay friendly," she told the paper. "Above all, God wanted us to love others. It's not about setting rules, or [saying] 'everyone has to be like me'. No. We're all different. That's what makes us special. We have to love each other and get on with each other. It's not up to me to judge anybody."

    Equal rights for all? Now that's something worth singing about.

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