Jason Mraz: No wedding till gay marriage is legal
January 24th, 2011
12:15 PM ET

Jason Mraz: No wedding till gay marriage is legal

Despite getting engaged in December, Jason Mraz has no intention of walking down the aisle with girlfriend Tristan Prettyman anytime soon, reports Us Weekly.

"We can't get married until [gay] marriage is legal and equal... I think giving people the right to marry will be a huge movement in civil rights," 33-year-old Mraz said last week at Elton John's Concert to Benefit the American Foundation for Equal Rights. "The wedding would be nice for our family, our friends, our community — our moms especially — and so it puts us in the fight."

Despite delaying his "I dos," the "I'm Yours" singer insisted his relationship with Prettyman, 28, is far from over.

"We both feel that in our engagement, we have a union that's really special and can't be broken," he said. "It's a sacred bond."

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    August 3, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. LoJenk


    February 8, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  3. Simmer

    Mraz cant be married because he IS FLAMER, likes Men and cant wait to give his nextBJ.

    February 3, 2011 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jimza Sketptic

    Dude, I tried that line on my girlfriend. Now she has decided that she will make a statement that she won't have "relations" with me until they have the right.... Hmmmmmm....

    February 3, 2011 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mari

    Oh yeah....what to copout Jason....Just tell her you aren't ready for a real committment!!!!! ! Please, give me a break!!

    February 3, 2011 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
  6. JWH

    What a moran. How stupid. How do you know sacred, but not perverse?

    February 3, 2011 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  7. american me

    What a great thing to do. Very admirable. More people need to step up and take a personal decision to stand up for everyone's human rights.

    February 2, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Hey Buddy

    PHUCKyou and the horse you rode in on.

    February 2, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Oh Brother

    Mraz is a stupid dushebag. "Oh yes Mras we must change federal law so your dumbaxx can get married. Oh lettuce hurry just for you ya egomaniac" WELLKISSMYASS YAMOTHERPHUCKER!!

    February 2, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mia

    Everyone has their reasons for holding off on marriage. Whether these are actually reasons or are simply excuses is up to debate. At Cupid's Pulse we listed 3 of the top reasons why couples really should prolong their engagements. Take a look at the link below to see these reasons. Some of these reasons may apply to you or even a close friend.


    January 27, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  11. OMG.....REALLY!!

    That is insane...isn't that what Charlize Theron and Stuard Townsend quoted before they broke up? Marriage is a sacred union between a MAN and WOMAN.

    January 25, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. DotDotDot

    Can he promise to stop singing too?

    January 25, 2011 at 4:59 am | Report abuse |
  13. Sarah Miller

    Why do we even care what religion or government thinks about our relationships? Get government out of marriage and we will all be better off. More freedom for everyone. Government free marriage now!

    January 25, 2011 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
    • @saramiller

      R U CRAZY? I was just wondering if you realized all the disease and mass caoss that would come with being free and open to marry who you want or the melestations that would take place. Think about things next time before you as for them.

      January 25, 2011 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  14. passionkiwi

    @ susanne he isnt saying they are getting married maybe you should re read this but he just doesnt plan on getting married till there is more equailty so the engagement isnt "hypocritical" and doesnt it start with just one person to try and make a change so why is it so wrong for them to wait

    January 24, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Susanne

    If you aren't getting married, you have no business getting engaged. It's hypocritical! Or did you think that all of the governing bodies within the US would feel sorry for you and your "fiancee" and change the laws right away? LOL This whole thing is hilarious!

    January 24, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  16. hannah h

    Lbw has a point, who cares what his excuse is.

    January 24, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  17. LBW

    They might stay together longer without getting married. Why spend a million bucks on a wedding to divorce a year later like so many "stars".

    January 24, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Dani

    I'm not understanding these people who won't get married until gay marriage is legalized. The truth is I really don't think anyone cares. It's not that profound of a statement. So basically, I won't get married because gay people can't. That just doesn't make since to me. I think Brad and Angelina are on the same bandwagon. Guess what? None of you all make that big of a difference, like lawmakers are all of a sudden going to say, "Oh boy we've got a mess on our hands! Brangelina and Jason Mraz won't get married unless we legalized gay marriage. Let's get right on that!" Give me a break!

    January 24, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Rupert

    This guy is a genius. Since no one cares what Mraz thinks, he can effectively stay unmarried for the rest of his life. He has also created a great pickup line for the bars.

    "I'd love to get settled down someday with a wonderful woman, but I just won't do it until there are equal rights for all. Can I get you another vodka red bull?"

    January 24, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  20. jfdaf

    Who cares!? Nobody is interested in your life.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  21. MadCityBabe

    Jason Mraz is a DUSHE....like his little stance will change anything.............shut up!

    January 24, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  22. YOUR MOM

    WHAT A JOKE!!! you're no Brad Pitt of Angelina Jolie... stop copying them.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  23. jodi

    I gotta go with the crowd here. He's just hurting his fiance and not helping the cause. He was already married once.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  24. El Stupido

    I think there is another reason he doesn't want to get married until gays can marry. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Luce

    I won't get married until marriage is equal either. Suprised everyone who wants a fair America isn't doing the same.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  26. NENE


    January 24, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  27. this2

    I am sure gay marriage will eradicate the tradition of glory holes, and anonymous men's room hook ups.

    January 24, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Lombardo

    Awesome dude! Best excuse ever... You win a cardboard taco for that one!

    January 24, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  29. esmiranda

    Straight people using the gay agenda as an excuse to not marry – hahahahahahaha. How pc of them. I'm sure the loss of freedom and the thought of losing their shirt in a divorce have nothing to do with it.

    January 24, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Chiclet

    Weren't these two already engaged and broken up once or am I mistaken?

    January 24, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Samantha

    I think it's an excuse to not marry her. Next it will be I won't take my medicine until everyone in the world can be immunized too.

    January 24, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hannah Montana

      I think he won't marry her because she looks like a crack-ho.


      January 24, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sara

      Agree completely. Once gay marriage is a fait accompli, it will be "I won't wed until the menage a trois is made legal! And incest! And people who want to marry their llamas! MAWWAGE FO' EVWEEWUN! ('cept me.)"

      January 25, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sam

      ...or maybe he's actually taking a stand? Why is that so unbelievable? Because it's too noble of him?

      February 2, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |


    January 24, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • esmiranda

      What's stopping you from wearing it? Look like a ridiculous girly thing now, or look like a ridiculous girly thing later, what's the difference?

      January 24, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |

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