Dolly Parton Voices Support for Gay Marriage

Dolly Partonby Stephen L. Betts | The Boot

The always candid Dolly Parton has revealed that she’s in favor of granting gays and lesbians the rights to marry.

“Sure, why can’t they get married? They should suffer like the rest of us do,” the outspoken superstar told CNN show host Joy Behar. When Behar suggested Dolly’s Southern roots might not mesh with the idea of marriage equality, the singer agreed, “I know that’s true.”

Dolly’s not alone. This year, Reba McEntire surprised some of her conservative fans when she spoke in support of her gay fans and “many gay friends.” “Don’t judge me and I won’t judge you,” she said. “Keep an open mind.”

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