Since President Barack Obama’s historic declaration that he believes same-sex couples should be legally allowed to married, he has raised $15 million for his campaign and welcomed a flood of support from celebrities and liberal politicians alike. Add Jay-Z to the pro-Obama camp. The rap mogul told CNN he’s with Obama on this issue. “I’ve always thought [the fight over same-sex marriage] was something that was still holding the country back,” he said. “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.”
Beyoncé’s husband, who has supported Obama since his 2008 campaign, also noted how the country’s current political discourse often loses sight of humanity. “[Politicians] argue points and they forget that at the end of those points are real people, and real people going through real problems,” he said. “It’s almost like the hook of a song. Like I would go in a studio and say, I have this huge hook,” he said. “At the end of [the rhetoric] there’s real people.”
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