In a recent interview with Attitude magazine, Tori Amos has criticised gay marriage opponents in the US, calling their behaviour un-Christian and a breach of civil rights.
The singer described the passage of the Proposition 8, the gay marriage ban in California, as extremely disappointing.
“We go back to this concept of emancipation. The idea [of] ‘we will overcome’ from the great Dr. Martin Luther King, was made in flesh as Obama was put into the office and yet at the same time another group of people were subjugated by some of those voters,” said Amos.
“A lot of people were saying, ‘Well you have to understand that a lot of the voters are Democratic voters and Christians [who] are the ones that had an issue with rights for the gay community’. And I would say, how, in any way, is that the Christian path? And so that was my problem. That the gay community was treated no different than the black community was treated thirty, forty years before.”
Amos went on to talk about her eight year old daughter Tash, who sounds like she’s shaping up to be a chip off the old block.
“We were at this shoe store just last week. And Tash comes in wearing these Michael Kors five-inch platforms. Michael Kors at eight! So yes, I have my work cut out for me. She says to me ‘you realise mommy if I was a boy, I’d be gay’, and she says ‘how many straight guys like to shop like this?’”