Election 2012: Kelly Clarkson Voting For Obama Because Of Gay Marriage Issue

Late last year, avowed Republican Kelly Clarkson came out in support of Ron Paul, saying if the libertarian politician were to earn the GOP presidential nomination, he’d have her vote. After that didn’t happen, it was fair to assume Clarkson was throwing her support behind Mitt Romney. But the singer told Britain’s Daily Star she’s voting for Barack Obama because of gay rights and women’s issues. Check out her comments after the jump.

“I’m probably going to vote for Obama again, even though I’m a Republican at heart,” Clarkson said. “I can’t support Romney’s policies as I have a lot of gay friends and I don’t think it’s fair they can’t get married.” She added: “I’m not a hardcore feminist but we can’t be going back to the 50s.” After backing Paul, Clarkson faced an onslaught of online vitriol, but it’s safe to assume this latest endorsement will be better received by the Twitterverse.

[via BuzzFeed]