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Jay-Z Backs Obama on Gay Marriage

The public may be divided over President Obama’s gay-marriage stance, but at least he has Jay-Z to back him up. The rapper told CNN of not permitting same sex marriages: “I’ve always thought it as something that was still, um, holding the country back. What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. [It] is no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple.” And what if supporting gay marriage costs Obama votes? “It’s really not about votes, it’s about people,” Jay-Z said. “Whether it costs him votes or not it’s the right thing to do, as a human being.”