Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images The Scissor Sisters are taking an indefinite…
- Posted on May 17th 2012 1:30PM by David Chiu
"It was a great thing," she tells Spinner, speaking from London. "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."
Last year, the New York band received an award for Outstanding Music Artist from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) "The real job," Matronic continues, "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 are releasing a new album, Magic Hour, on May 29, and will be embarking on a national tour starting in Los Angeles on June 16. They were the subject of news this past weekend when the power went out in the studio during their taped performance on "The Voice UK."
"We blew the power," Matronic recalls. "We read about it in the [British] paper the next day, and we're like, 'They're lying. They're trying to make it sound all fancy and salacious to get more press for it.' But it actually happened."