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Pharrell gets happy by speaking out for gay marriage

Pharrell gets happy by speaking out for gay marriage

Pharrell Williams, the man behind the number one hit Happy, has declared his support for same-sex marriage.

On Thursday (10 April) Williams was a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where he said he believed in equal rights for everyone.

To thundering applause, he said: ‘When I say equality, I mean equality for everybody,

‘Why are you telling people who they can and cannot marry? This is 2014,’

The artist, who has the highest-charting Oscar-nominated song in more than a decade, also reveals the story behind the album G I R L.

‘First of all, I have a huge affinity for them,’ Williams told gay host DeGeneres.

‘But at the same time there is a lot of inequality with women.

‘We have legislators and legislation in certain places that tell women that they can and cannot do with their bodies. How is that possible?’