Singer Carrie Underwood reiterates her support for gay marriage.

In June, Underwood endorsed equal marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples in an interview with the UK's The Independent, drawing both cheers and jeers from country music fans.

In the interview, the 29-year-old Underwood, who won American Idol in 2005, made a strong statement in support of equal marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples.

“As a married person myself, I don't know what it's like to be told I can't marry somebody I love and want to marry,” the country music star said. “I can't imagine how that must feel. I definitely think we should all have the right to love, and love publicly, the people that we want to love.”

Underwood, a devout Christian who was raised Baptist but worships with her husband in a non-denominational church, added that her church is “gay friendly.”

In a cover interview for women's fashion glossy Allure, Underwood elaborated on her position.

“I'm in favor of acceptance,” she said. “And I am a Christian person, and I do love the Lord, and I feel no matter who you are, what you believe, how you live your life, it's not my place to judge. I don't have that power. I don't want that power. It's my place to love and to show God's love to other people, even if they don't live a life like I live. So that's where I'm coming from.”