Oct 23, 2014

Jennifer Hudson Speaks Out for Marriage Equality

Here's something that surprised me. The Advocate reports in an exclusive story; Jennifer Hudson, good ole Baptist-raised, American Idol contestant, Dream Girls star, Weight Watchers spokes person, JHUD, has joined forces with the Human Rights Campaign for their Turn Down Fuh What Turn it Up for Change movement.

When asked what she would say to anyone who tried to tell her marriage equality isn’t a family value, JHUD responded: 

“Do you hear yourself? Because that doesn’t make any sense... Family is not based on sex or your partner. Family is defined by love.”

Hudson is also quoted as saying:

“The gay community has meant so much to me throughout my life, and there have been many gay people who have been positive influences for me... From my best friend to many of my teachers, my first producer, and more — there have been so many. That’s why I feel like this campaign is a perfect fit, because it’s something I’m fully supportive and passionate about. I’m glad to be a part of it.”

The Turn it Up for Change initiative by the HRC aims to continue the fight for marriage equality and equal employment opportunity for all citizens in the United States of America, which is perhaps why they've given Hudson this opportunity. 

Make sure to check out the entire article by clicking here, and gain some insight as to how Jennifer grew up and made the decision for herself to be an ally of the LGBTQ community.

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