Aguilera slams US laws on gay nuptials
pop singer Christina Aguilera has slammed US laws that ban her pal Lance Bass from marrying his homosexual partner.Updated: Aug 24, 2006 18:20 IST
Supporting gay marriages, pop singer Christina Aguilera has slammed US laws that ban her pal Lance Bass from marrying his homosexual partner.
Bass had recently revealed his sexuality and confessed to a relationship with Amazing Race reality TV star Reichen Lehmkuhl.
Aguilera has said that she is outraged at peoples’ reaction to homosexuality, and was shocked when the news made tabloid headlines.
."I'm shocked that it's a big deal! I'm shocked that people are shocked." But she is more outraged that, under California law - and in most US states - Bass and Lehmkuhl couldn't marry”, Contactmusic quoted her, as saying.
"I think it's really unfair that there has to be some kind of standard for marriage. Marriage should be about celebrating two people's love for each other. It shouldn't have anything to do with someone's sexual preference”, she added.
Sharply criticising US gay marriage laws, the ‘Dirrty’ singer said that Europe has a much more open and a broad-minded set up.
"Europe is a lot more open when it comes to sexuality. I think that with the history of European culture, there is a lot more openness to being provocative. I'm just all about no judgement and having equal rights", she said.
First Published: Aug 24, 2006 18:20 IST