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Beyonce Backs Marriage Equality: ‘If You Like It You Should Be Able To Put A Ring On It'


Beyonce joined the fight for marriage equality on Tuesday following the historic Supreme Court hearing regarding Prop 8, California's ban on gay marriage.

In a handwritten note on red paper, the 31-year-old star wrote, "If you like it you should be able to put a ring on it," a play on the lyrics of her massive hit "Single Ladies."

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Beyonce followed the poignant words with "#WeWillUniteForMarriageEquality."

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Earlier on Facebook, she wrote, "It's about TIME!!! #EQUALITY #MarryWhoYouLove," along with posting the Human Rights Campaign logo.

The fight for equality runs in Beyonce's family.

In May 2012, Jay-Z spoke out about President Obama's support of same-sex marriage, telling CNN, it was "the right thing to do."

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"You choose to love whoever you love," the rapper said at the time. "That's their business. It's no different than discriminating against blacks. It's discrimination, plain and simple."

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