Katy Perry changes her stance on gay marriage Katy Perry Mon-02-Jul-12 17:45 Share this 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." WENN.com You May Also Like See John Mayer and Katy Perry’s First Portraits Together - Photos Katy Perry 'Unconditionally' - the video Katy Perry's dramatic 'Unconditionally' video - the teaser Become a fan of The Edge on Facebook and on Twitter .