CBS News asked noted figures in the arts, business and politics about their experience in today's civil rights movement, or about figures who inspired them in their activism.
Kesha, singer-songwriter ("Tik Tok," "We R Who We R")
Please share an experience in which you realized that the U.S. has/has not achieved equality in race, gender or sexual preference, and the impact it's had on you.
I got ordained as a minister so that I could perform a wedding ceremony for two of my friends in 2012 in California. It was such an amazing experience to help two beautiful women cement their commitment to each other through marriage.
But as joyous as that experience was, it was at the same time infuriating to think that gay marriage is still illegal in a vast majority of the U.S.
I was honored to participate firsthand in a wedding between two women who love each other. I saw how much in meant to them, and I can't understand why any person or any law would stand in-between that kind of love.
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