Kelly Clarkson ‘likely’ to vote for Obama because of his pro-gay marriage stance

This despite the singer being 'a Republican at heart'

Kelly Clarkson ‘likely’ to vote for Obama because of his pro-gay marriage stance
22 October 2012

American Idol’s original winner, Kelly Clarkson, says she’s ‘a Republican at heart.’

So why doesn’t she plan to vote for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in next month’s US election?

Gay rights.

‘I can’t support Romney’s policies as I have a lot of gay friends and I don’t think it’s fair they can’t get married,’ the Grammy-winning singer tells the U.K.’s Daily Star.

‘I’m not a hardcore feminist but we can’t be going back to the 50s,’ Clarkson added. ‘Obama is a great guy. I’ve met him and I’m a fan of (First Lady) Michelle (Obama) too.

Obama earlier this year became the first sitting president to publicly support same-sex marriage in the US. In contrast, Romney signed a pledge from the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage which vows support of a Federal Marriage Amendment and defense of the Defense of Marriage Act.

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