Today at the press conference announcing his own music festival, Jay-Z sat down for an interview with CNN in which he was asked his opinion on President Barack Obama’s recent personal endorsement of gay marriage. Jay responded with his own views, which were extremely well-articulated and touching.

“I’ve always thought it as something that was still holding the country back. What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It’s no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple…I think it’s the right thing to do, so whether it costs him votes or not – again, it’s not about votes. It’s about people. It’s the right thing to do as a human being.”