Scissor Sisters’ Ana Matronic Praises Obama’s Support of Gay Marriage
President Barack Obama made history recently when he publicly announced his approval of gay marriage. Many in the music industry were vocal in their support of Obama's stance. You can add Scissor Sisters co-vocalist Ana Matronic to that list.
Scissors Sisters were in London for a show when Matronic told Spinner about her thoughts on the matter. While she sees the political tactics that is behind the President's historic comments, the singer believes it's still progress that is sorely needed in this country.
"It was a great thing," Matronic said. "Let's not forget he's in a campaign year, so he said, 'I support gay marriage, but I think states should decide.' So it was good on the one hand, but on another hand, it was like, 'OK, I can see he's campaigning and doesn't want to lose those swing votes.' But I completely understand. I'm really happy -- it's a step in the right direction."
Scissor Sisters were honored with an Outstanding Music Artist award from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) in 2011. Matronic stresses, "The real job is to make people understand that there isn't anything to be afraid of, that this is a simple protection of rights, and it's a civic law that isn't based on religion, and that we live in a society that is based on civic law, not religious. You just want to be able to have the same protection under the law."
Scissor Sisters will release their fourth studio album, entitled 'Magic Hour,' on May 29. The band will kick off a North American tour in support of the record on June 15 in Las Vegas, Nev.