"I think it's silly that we're still talking about gay rights," she told the publication. "I just live in this world where people are accepted, so it's very hard for me to even realize that that still exists. It's hard for me to wrap my brain around it."
The Texas native — a star since her American Idol win in 2002 — claims she hasn't been around long enough to be considered an "icon," but recalled meeting one lesbian fan who referred to herself as a "Kezbo."
"I was like, 'Wait, there's enough of you to have a group? That's amazing!,'" Clarkson recalled. "I don't ever look at a fan as a gay fan or a lesbian fan or a straight fan — I don't ever look at that. Fans are fans, and no matter what our lives are like, no matter what path we're on, music is the one thing that connects us."
As for her own family, the new mom said she'd have no problem if her daughter River, 8 months, eventually came out to her.
"Oh, I don't care," she said. "I mean, here's what I hope for her: I just hope she finds love. It took me a while, man. And there was a lot of heartache throughout those years. You know, as long as she's happy, I don't care either way, and neither does my husband. And we have two other kids as well, and we don't care either way for all of them."
Clarkson is a stepmom to her husband Brandon Blackstock's two children, Seth and Savannah, from his previous marriage. So how would she react if River came out to her?
"I'd be like, 'Awesome! When do we meet him or her?' Honestly, it's so funny, it doesn't even register in my world as different," the former American Idol said. "I don't know why. But yeah, it doesn't. I'm glad it doesn't!"
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