When North Carolina passed their ban on gay marriage earlier this week, Facebook and Twitter blew up with passionate commentary. Lending her voice to those of us who were truly disheartened by the decision was Teen Mom Kailyn Lowry. She tweeted, "It's 2012 & we're really banning same-sex marriages?"
Sadly, Lowry had to confront quite the nasty response from some Twitter followers after she posted her query. Some accused her of "putting down" North Carolinans. But in response, she declared, "I'm atheist, I believe in gay rights & I KNOW I'm a good mom. #judgeme This is 2012, #acceptdiversityalready!" Wow! BRAVO, woman!
Usually, it drives me mad when a celeb -- especially a reality star -- gets preachy about any of the major political issues of the day. I simply assume that (unless they're someone who is clearly involved in a hands-on way like Brangelina, George Clooney, Jennifer Garner, and Ben Affleck, etc.) that they should probably just stick to their day jobs and not get up on a soap box about what's going on in Washington. But every now and then, someone like Kailyn comes along and surprises me by articulating her thoughts on a controversial topic in a passionate, informed way.
As it turns out, Kailyn Lowry's no stranger to the cause, having taken some glamour shots for the "No H8" campaign a while back. And if her outspoken tweets can make young people more aware of how ridiculous it is that we are still arguing about same-sex discrimination in the year 2012, more power to her! The woman's obviously using her celebrity for good, which is more than plenty of reality stars can say. Gotta love her even more for that!
How do you feel about Kailyn standing up in support of same-sex marriage?
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