Jay-Z: Same sex marriage opposition ‘holding the country back’

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, May 14, 2012 20:06 EDT
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Hip hop icon Jay-Z on Monday compared same sex marriage bans to discrimination against black people.

“I have always thought of it as something that is still holding the country back,” he told CNN’s Poppy Harlow. “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.”

President Barack Obama recently declared that same sex couples should be able to get married.

“I think it was the right thing to do,” Jay-Z said. “So whether it cost him votes or not — it’s really not about votes, it’s about people. So whether it cost him votes or not, I think it was the right thing to do as a human being.”

Watch video, courtesy of CNN, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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