Dolly Parton Backs Same-Sex Marriage in Australia


Country music legend Dolly Parton has given her thoughts on Australia’s same-sex marriage debate, declaring gay couples should have the right to wed.

“Why can’t they be as miserable as us heterosexuals in their marriages?” she joked during an interview with the ABC.

But she added that same-sex couples should not be treated differently to everybody else.

“Hey, I think love is love and we have no control over that,” she said.

“I think people should be allowed to [marry].

“I’m not God, you know. I believe in God, I think God is the judge. I don’t judge or criticise and I don’t think we’re supposed to.”

The beloved gay icon told the ABC she’d love to return to tour Australia.

“I wish I could come today. I’ve talked about it and I’ll eventually get back there because I love my fans and I love Australia,” she said.

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