Singer-actress Marie Osmond has
reaffirmed her support for gay marriage.
Osmond, who is a practicing Mormon,
told ABC's Diane Sawyer that she supports her daughter Jessica, who
is openly lesbian.
“My heart broke for her,” Osmond
said of her initial response to Jessica's coming out. “I think
it's easier now, but not as a 17 year old, not as a child. And I
still think there is judgment. I think there's still judgment on
many things. If you're Hispanic and Jewish and Mormon.”
“The God that I believe in is a god
of love, not fear,” Osmond said. “I believe in [Jessica's] civil
rights, as a mother. I think that my daughter deserves everything
that she desires in life. She's a good girl. She's a wonderful
“I don't think God made one color
flower,” she added. “I think he made many.” (The video is
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The 53-year-old Osmond is currently
promoting her memoir titled The Key Is Love: My Mother's Wisdom,
A Daughter's Gratitude.