Adam Lambert believes gay marriage is a human rights, not a political or religious, issue.

The 30-year-old Lambert made his remarks during a performance concert to benefit Marylanders for Marriage Equality, the group working to uphold a gay marriage law approved by Maryland lawmakers, held Tuesday at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

“The thing I like about Question 6 is that it is not really about politics at all,” Lambert told concertgoers. “Yes, you have to vote in order to choose Question 6, but you don't have to be a Republican or a Democrat or either one. It has nothing to do with the partisan [politics]. It's a human rights issue.”

“It has nothing to do with what religion or your moral compass, where it lies. It has nothing to do with that. I have full respect for everybody's religion. Everybody has the right to choose whatever religious, spiritual palette that they want to choose. And that's fine. But if I'm going to respect that path, you've got to respect my equal rights.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)