Marie Osmond speaks out in support of marriage equality


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In a new interview with ABC News’ Diane Sawyer, singer and actress Marie Osmond — the only daughter of nine children in the famed Mormon show business family — says she supports marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples.

Osmond, whose oldest daughter Jessica is lesbian, says, “My daughter deserves everything that she desires,” including marriage.

“The God that I believe in is a god of love, not fear. I don’t tell my children if you’re not good you’re going to Hell. I tell my children that God will be there for them when they struggle. That’s the God I believe in…

I believe in (my daughter’s) civil rights, as a mother. I think my daughter deserves everything that she desires in life. She’s a good girl. She’s a wonderful child. I don’t think God made one color flower. I think he made many.”


Earlier this week, brother Alan Osmond and his wife Suzanne Suzanne emceed a “Celebration of Marriage” event at the Utah state capitol in support of “traditional marriage.”

The event was held on the same day the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Proposition 8 case. California’s ballot-approved initiative defined marriage as between a man and a woman.

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