Singer LeAnn Rimes has said she backs
gay rights because she believes in equality.
In the last year, Rimes, whose
thirteenth studio album Lady & Gentleman is now out,
the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles' annual Christmas musical
extravaganza titled Comfort & Joy, recorded an It Gets
Better video and, most recently, posed
for the NOH8 Campaign.
In remarks to gay weekly Pride
Source, Rimes said she advocates for gay rights because she
believes in equality.
“Everybody should be treated exactly
the same way no matter what their race, no matter what their
sexuality,” Rimes, 29, said. “I've learned from everything I've
gone through and from being in this business for so long and being
judged since I was 13.”
“I just believe that everybody should
be able to do what they want to do as long as no one's hurting
anybody. I don't believe in hate. I don't believe in bullying.
It's something that's become a huge issue, especially with
cyberbullying. It just breaks my heart seeing kids committing
suicide because they're not accepted. It kills me.”
“I love my gay friends to death,
that's for sure,” she added later in the interview.