By Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY
If you're in the public eye, it's a question you'll face sooner or later. Carrie Underwood's stepping up to the plate now.
In an interview with U.K.'s The Independent, the country star (who played in a charity softball game on Saturday in Nashville as part of CMA Fest) weighed in on gay marriage.
"As a married person myself, I don't know what it's like to be told I can't marry somebody I love, and want to marry," she said. "I can't imagine how that must feel. I definitely think we should all have the right to love, and love publicly, the people that we want to love."
Although she was raised in a Baptist church, Underwood and her hubby Mike Fisher now worship in a non-denominational congregation.
"Our church is gay friendly," she said in the interview. "Above all, God wanted us to love others. It's not about setting rules, or [saying] 'everyone has to be like me'. No. We're all different. That's what makes us special. We have to love each other and get on with each other. It's not up to me to judge anybody."