Country music singer Chely Wright has
thanked President Barack Obama for his support of gay marriage.
The 41-year-old Wright appeared on
cabler HLN's Showbiz Tonight to pitch the opening of her
coming out documentary Wish Me Away, which opens in New York
on Friday. The film will also be available starting Friday on iTunes
and other VOD sites.
Wright, who married
her wife Lauren Blitzer-Wright in Connecticut last year, said she
had an enthusiastic reaction to the president's recent announcement
in support of equal marriage rights.
“It was emotional for me as I know it
was for a lot of LGBT people. You know, it's really important to
have our president, a sitting president, say that we're okay and that
we deserve every right and freedom that everyone else has. And I
know that the president saved and changed lives on that day. There
are a lot of young people who look to the leader of the free world.”
“And I'll do everything I can to get
our president reelected,” she added. (Watch
the entire segment at CNN.)