Katy Perry Was ‘Really Happy’ President Obama Came Out For Marriage Equality

In a new interview with Parade magazine, pop star Katy Perry discussed how thrilled she was when President Obama came out for marriage equality and how her own views on social issues have changed throughout her life:

PERRY: I was really happy; I probably went down to West Hollywood and had a shot. I came from a different mind-set growing up, and my mind has changed. My viewpoint on all these things — equality for women, the choice to love anyone you want — hopefully, we will look back at this moment and think like we do now concerning [other] civil rights issues. We’ll just shake our heads in disbelief, saying, “Thank God we’ve evolved.” That would be my prayer for the future.