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Christian Carrie Underwood supports gay marriage

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Carrie Underwood on love and marriage

Carrie Underwood thinks everyone should enjoy the same right to marry as she did, regardless of what some think her religious beliefs should dictate.

Last summer Carrie Underwood caused a stir when the self-professed Christian came out in favor of gay marriage. Now she's elaborating on those beliefs.

In June, Underwood (who is wed to hockey star Mike Fisher) told a British paper, "As a married person myself, I don't know what it's like to be told I can't marry somebody I love." The statement raised the ire of some conservative Christian fans, but the country star is sticking to her guns.

"I'm in favor of acceptance," Underwood elaborated in an interview with Allure magazine. "And I am a Christian person, and I do love the Lord, and I feel no matter who you are, what you believe, how you live your life, it's not my place to judge. I don't want that power. It's my place to love and to show God's love to other people, even if they don't live a life like I live. So that's where I'm coming from."

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"I feel I've done a few interviews where someone is coming from an accusatory way [about the issue]," she revealed. "If mail comes to my house, I don't check my mail. I don't want to know. I just run my own race. If somebody doesn't like you, they're going to find a reason not to like you. As soon as you give them something like that, they're going to be like, 'Ha, ha! That's it!' So that's fine. They probably didn't like me in the first place."

Speaking of equality, Underwood would appreciate it if you treated her husband as his own man and not "Mr. Carrie Underwood."

"It made me feel awful," the 29-year-old star complained to the mag. "Somebody works real hard to make a name for themselves, a respectable name, and then it's 'Mr. Underwood.'"

Read the complete interview with Carrie Underwood in the new issue of Allure.

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