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Marie Osmond Voices Renewed Support For Same-Sex Marriage

Marie Osmond

Marie Osmond

Marie Osmond has re-affirmed her support for marriage equality, at least subtly, in an interview she gave promoting her new memoir “The Key Is Love: My Mother’s Wisdom, A Daughter’s Gratitude”. In the interview she spoke about her daughter Jessica, who is openly lesbian.

Osmond, who is a Mormon, stated that “The God that I believe in is a god of love not fear.” She went on to say to Diane Sawyer that “I believe in [my daughter's] civil rights, as a mother. I think that my daughter deserves everything that she desires in life. She’s a good girl. She’s a wonderful child. I don’t think God made one color flower. I think He made many.”

Osmond, who is 53, has spoken out in support of LGBT rights in the past, often citing her daughter’s role in shaping her mindset. She stated in 2009 that “I think everybody should have the right to share homes and finances with somebody that they care about. You know on those types of things I’m very supportive. When it comes to marriage…I think that civil rights need to be for all.”

However, her family is not totally onboard with this. Her brother Alan has been rallying in opposition to same-sex marriage.

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