Beyonce shows support for gay marriage, pens handwritten note (Photo)
Life may be "but a dream," but Beyonce is waking up others to the fight for marriage equality.
The "Crazy in Love" singer posted an image on Facebook of a handwritten note with a modified quote from her hit song "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)."
"If you like it you should be able to put a ring on it," Knowles penned, tailoring the original lyrics to chime with movement toward same-sex marriage. She also added a hashtag, "WeWillUnite4MarriageEquality."
The note was posted on Tuesday, March 26, during the first day of U.S. Supreme Court hearings related to same-sex marriage. Within 19 hours, it had been shared nearly 33,000 times on Facebook.
Printed on a red sheet of paper, the message is a nod to the Human Rights Campaign, an LGBT nonprofit that promulgated the color as a symbol for universal love. Knowles' shared the organization's official image, which features a pink equal sign on a red background, on Facebook earlier in the day.
"It's about TIME!!! #EQUALITY #MarryWhoYouLove," the 31-year-old singer added.
Beyonce has joined the ranks of other high-profile celebrities who have voiced their support of same-sex marriage, including her husband, Jay-Z. The rapper made headlines in May 2012 after siding with President Obama on the hot button issue.
"I have always thought of it as something that is still holding the country back," the Grammy Award-winning's artist told CNN. "What people do in their own homes is their business, and you can choose to love whoever you love. That's their business. It is no different than discriminating against blacks. It's discrimination, plain and simple."