‘If You Like It, You Should Be Able To Put A Ring On It:’ Beyoncé Shows Support Of Gay Marriage
Last night Beyoncé Knowles-Carter voiced her stance on the gay marriage debate when she posted a photograph of one of her infamous handwritten notes to her Instagram page. The note read:
“If you like it you should be able to put a ring on it. We will #unite4marriageequality. B,”
In addition to the note, she posted a photo of the Human Rights Campaign’s red equal logo.
She captioned the photo with a message that read:
“It’s about time #equality #prop8 #marriageislove ❤❤ show your support!!”
Bey reiterating her stance on the marriage equality debate is significant as both messages were posted in very close proximity of two major pending gay marriage cases being brought before the Supreme Court. Yesterday’s case addressed California’s Proposition 8, which prohibits same-sex marriage in the “golden state.” Today, the courts will address whether or not the Defense of Marriage Act, which is an act that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman, is constitutional.
Last spring, Jay-Z also revealed that he was in support of gay marriage.
“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. That’s their business. It’s no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination, plain and simple,” he told CNN.