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Jay-Z Supports Obama's Gay Marriage Stance

by Carolyn Richardson 4:10 PM PDT, May 15, 2012
Photo: CNN

Entertainment Mogul and Rapper Jay-Z tells CNN's Poppy Harlow he supports President Obama's recent endorsement of gay marriage. Likening opposition to marriage rights for gay people to race discrimination, he says Obama's move is "the right thing to do."

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In response to speculation that it may cost votes in the 2012 presidential election he adds, "It's really not about votes, it's about people. So whether it costs him votes or not, it's the right thing to do as a human being."

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Later in the interview he endorses a second term for President Obama by "leaps and bounds," adding he doesn't know much about Mitt Romney beyond what he's heard, which he says, "[doesn't] sound great."

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