Katy Perry supports Gay marriage

Reports suggest that Gay marriage movement has found a staunch supporter in Katy Perry. Known in the entertainment industry for her no-nonsense attitude; Katy Perry isn't afraid to "Roar" for what's right, as heard in a recent radio interview with conservative Australian politician Tony Abbott over the issue of same-sex marriage.

The singer was speaking with 2Day FM's Kyle and Jackie O about her new single when Abbott - campaigning on a platform for "traditional" marriage - phoned in to ask the California native when she's going to perform in Australia again. But Perry didn't want to talk about performing. She wanted to talk about the politics of equal rights.

"Let's talk about gay marriage," she said. "Yeah, buddy, that's right. Love is equal."

A host then explains that Abbott is against gay marriage.

"I love you as a human being, but I can't give you my vote then," Perry added. "I just don't believe in your policies so that's what a lot of people should be doing."

Abbott, the Leader of the Opposition and a former Catholic seminarian, currently holds a narrow lead to become the country's next prime minister. The election will be held on Sept. 7

Abbott has said the issue of same-sex marriage would not be a priority for him, even though his sister, Christine Forster, is a lesbian. His opponent, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, is a supporter of same-sex marriage and has promised to push through legislation if re-elected.

Abbott later brushed off the pop star's confrontation when speaking with the press, saying he and Perry just "respectfully disagree."

The 28-year-old singer has long been a supporter of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. So, it is no surprise she would clash with Abbott, who recently dismissed same-sex marriage as merely "the fashion of the moment."

Since 2009, Australian same-sex couples who live together have the same rights as married couples. Opinion polls put support for gay marriage in Australia between 62% and 68%.