Last year, a photoshopped image of Beyonce wearing a t-shirt that said, “Chicks Marry Chicks. Get Over It” emerged online, in an effort to get her to use her voice to make a statement towards marriage equality. Now, over a year later, as the Supreme Court hears arguments regarding gay marriages before deciding whether to overturn Proposition 8 which banned same-sex marriages in the State of California, Beyonce has taken to her Instagram and posted a series of photos with the following captions in support of equal rights.
It’s about time #equality #prop8 #marriageislove show your support!!
If you like it, you should be able to put a ring on it #wewilluniteformarriagequality
Last year, her hubby Jay was the first of the Carter clan to speak out in support of same-sex marriages when he compared laws like proposition 8 to discrimination against blacks:
I have always thought of it as something that is still holding the country back. What people do in their own homes is their business, and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It is no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination, plain and simple.
Over the past few years, the LGBT community has had plenty of victories as several states (including New York) began to allow same-sex marriages, however, the Defense of Marriage Act law still discriminates against same-sex couples by denying them federal benefits, like social security and filing of joint tax returns.