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OMG Y’all, Miley Cyrus Is, Like, Totally, Speakin’ Out For Marriage Equality!

Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do—you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach.

When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, “All LOVE is equal,” a lot of people mocked me—they said, “What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!” And I said, “Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.”

The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, “Dude, everyone lay off.” Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?

I believe every American should be allowed the same rights and civil liberties. Without legalized same-sex marriage, most of the time you cannot share the same health benefits, you are not considered next of kin and you are not granted the same securities as a heterosexual couple. How is this different than having someone sit in the back of the bus because of their skin color?

One day I read online about the head of Urban Outfitters donating to a presidential candidate who does not support equality for everyone. I was shocked and disappointed that a company with such diversity would exclude such a large group of people. I can no longer bring myself to shop there.

We all should be tolerant of one another and embrace our differences. My dad [country singer Billy Ray Cyrus], who is a real man’s man, lives on the farm and is as Southern and straight as they come. He loves my gay friends and even supports same-sex marriage. If my father can do it, anyone can.

This is America, the nation of dreams. We’re so proud of that. And yet certain people are excluded. It’s just not right.”

—Miley Cyrus, explaining her tattoo and her support for marriage equality, in an editorial in the March issue of Glamour.

Photo: Touchstone Pictures, Miley Cyrus

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Feb 5, 2012
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  • 20 Comments
    • Veritable Virgo
      Veritable Virgo

      Kudos for Miley. This is a bold and brave step for any celebrity to take. There is always the potential for backlash any time someone takes a stand on an unpopular issue, and certainly one as controversial as marriage equality.

      I commend Ms. Cyrus for her willingness to explain her position and present the questions regarding equality that we all need to consider. Discrimination is discrimination, end of story. You can’t hide your discriminatory behavior, your hateful or racist feelings and thoughts behind the words in the Bible or dismiss the your responsibility of harboring those ill-placed thoughts by placing them squarely on God’s shoulders.

      I also thank Miley for commenting on the matter of Urban Outfitters. More often than not, such corporations make enormous profits by selling products that young folk like to have or wear; with the growing support for marriage equality (and equality in general) among the younger generation, it makes no sense whatsoever for some closed-minded bigot atop a large corporation to support the discriminatory political leanings of candidates who supports discrimination or inequality while espousing needless anti-gay rhetoric.

      In short, if you’re going to take our money, you best not be working against our rights.

      Thank you, Miley.

      Feb 5, 2012 at 9:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alexa
      Alexa

      @Veritable Virgo: Agreed. And very eloquent on Miley’s part as well (unlike the headline here). She’ll probably lose quite a few fans from this, which makes her braver than many in our own community.

      Feb 5, 2012 at 9:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • xamthor
      xamthor

      I agree with Veritable Virgo.
      Plus, she seems to be sharper than the average “celebutante”.
      The force is with this one.

      Feb 5, 2012 at 9:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MEJ
      MEJ

      A young, influential Christian identified celeb, speaks out in a major publication supporting marriage equality, and this imbecile, Dan Avery, mocks her with a impossibly unfunny headline. I didn’t think it was possible, but Queerty has has sunk even further into irrelevance, and uselessness. I think we should start a petition to bring back Andrew Belonsky.

      Feb 5, 2012 at 10:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike UK
      Mike UK

      good for her! just a shame other young celebs can’t do the same! good for her on dissing UO!

      Feb 5, 2012 at 10:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RS
      RS

      I agree with MEJ. Avery’s mocking headine is bad form.

      Feb 5, 2012 at 10:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • christopher di spirito
      christopher di spirito

      Good for her. I remember — maybe a year ago, maybe a bit longer, Miley came out in favor of marriage equality and the backlash on her Twitter from her Hillbilly fans was so swift and ugly that she deleted her Twitter account in protest.

      She a cool young woman and I welcome her support.

      Feb 5, 2012 at 12:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Will
      Will

      @MEJ: Well then come on over to http://www.Back2Stonewall.com – WE MOCK only those who DESERVE to be mocked and Congratulate those who deserve it like Miley!

      KUDOS To Miley Cyrus!

      Feb 5, 2012 at 12:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mj mofo
      mj mofo

      does this airhead bimbo even know what marriage equality is??

      Feb 5, 2012 at 12:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FreddyMertz
      FreddyMertz

      I din’t find the headline mocking in anyway…maybe more excitement. It’s so hard to read what emotions are being conveyed on this medium. You can interpret anything a person writes in so many ways….what’s the sayin’..eye of the beholder. Good for Miley! Maybe she can sing at my wedding. lol

      Feb 5, 2012 at 1:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      This is really bold for a country singer! I mean I know that her younger generation style appeal/young fans would make it easier than for say, her father to do this, but that arena is still appallingly backwards. This chic earns more and more of my respect every day. Thanks, Miley.

      Feb 5, 2012 at 1:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Owen
      Owen

      Speaking of Tweeting…did many celebrities tweet about Urban Outfitters. Cause I know a lot of celebrities tweet to get paid to advertise a certain place or product. Perhaps that’s the new way to get the message out that the owners of some of our more popular stores/things actively try to thwart marriage equality.

      Feb 5, 2012 at 2:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Good for Miley,

      I didn’t know much about her a while ago, but I saw that she came out for marriage equality, some of the parents of her fans really started attacking this girl, and instead of doing what EVERY OTHER celebrity does and back off, she basically told the bigots to go F-themselves.

      I went out and bought multiple copies of her CD’s and sent them to all my nephews and nieces as gifts.

      She supports us, I’m more than happy to support her! Thanks Miley!

      Feb 5, 2012 at 4:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @mj mofo: said….

      “does this airhead bimbo even know what marriage equality is??”
      ________________-

      Ahhh, the anti-gay trolls coming out to attack our supporters. You guys really aren’t that subtle are you?

      Feb 5, 2012 at 4:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LandStander
      LandStander

      I did not see a “OMG” or “like, totally” anywhere except for the headline. Why do you mock an equality supporter with ditzy sounding headlines, when her statement is more eloquently spoken then many of the articles here…

      Feb 6, 2012 at 12:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TASTEY GOODIES
      TASTEY GOODIES

      Miley obviously cares more about glbt equality than the money and some fans she has lost. She has definitely earned my respect now. This article displays her humanitarian nature and articulate responses to any opposition to her right to take a stand against inequality. Kudos to her!!!

      Feb 6, 2012 at 12:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad
      CBRad

      @MEJ: I agree that mocking this girl is totally uncalled for. Miley Cyrus is being supportive of us here, for goodness’ sake. But…bring back Andrew Belonsky !!?? He’d be worse!!! He’d not only mock her even more harshly, but state she must be an idiot for her relation to white country singers. Then he’d do his “Gaga Gaygay” dance, complete with high-kicks in front of the mirror, in his filthy little gay ghetto apartment , wiggling and chuckling to himself, “I got HER…!!!”

      Feb 6, 2012 at 12:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rory
      rory

      This is the Miley I know and love!

      Feb 6, 2012 at 7:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kaylene
      Kaylene

      From what I understand, her godmother is Dolly Parton. When I heard this, I immediately smiled and my respect for her grew immensely. Ms. Parton’s both well-spoken and supportive, and I wouldn’t expect less of her goddaughter.

      Thanks, Miley!

      Feb 9, 2012 at 3:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sean
      sean

      this airhead knows more then you do so does as all a favor in go back to what ever hole you came out of. everybody should have the right to be with somebody they love the sex if the person is irelevant so like i said go back to what ever hole you came from.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 11:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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