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 Jay-Jay, Mike & Dom's Rude Awakening - Zara gets woken up by the Auckland Brass Band playing Katy Perry! Video: Lorde, Ellie Goulding and Katy Perry DJing at the Brit Awards After Party Katy Perry without makeup Become a fan of The Edge on Facebook and on Twitter .