Monday 02 July 5:55 p.m.
KATY PERRY has drastically changed her
mindset about gay marriage, because she grew up in a fiercely religious
community staunchly against same sex unions.
The I Kissed a Girl singer admits she's thrilled by U.S. President
Barack Obama's support of same-sex marriage and is excited about the fact so
many of her legions of American gay fans can now wed - but she had a very
different opinion growing up.
She tells Parade magazine, "I came from a different mindset growing
up, and my mind has changed. My viewpoint on all these things - equality for
women, the choice to love anyone you want - (has changed).
"Hopefully, we will look back at this
moment and think like we do now concerning (other) civil rights issues; we'll
just shake our heads in disbelief, saying, 'Thank God we've evolved.' That
would be my prayer for the future."