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Cassadee Pope Has Been Ordained amid New Tennessee Law That Allows Officials to Refuse Marrying Same-Sex Couples

"I now pronounce you whatever the hell you want," Pope captioned an Instagram Reel on Monday

<p>Tibrina Hobson/Getty </p> Cassadee Pope in Nashville in January 2024

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Cassadee Pope in Nashville in January 2024

Cassadee Pope is ready to help people say "I do" in Tennessee.

On Tuesday, the pop/country singer, 34, shared an Instagram Reel revealing she had been ordained amid HB78, a controversial Tennessee law signed in February by Governor Bill Lee that will allow county clerks and judges to refuse to ordain same-sex couples, per NBC News.

“I don’t know if you know this but the state I live in, Tennessee, passed a bill that allows public officials to not marry couples at their discretion,” Pope said in her Reel. “Obviously this is an attack on same-sex couples.”

“It just so happens that in 2020 I got really bored and became ordained,” she said in the video while flaunting her certificate. “It's official. So if you run into any issues, I’d love to help you out.”

Pope captioned the clip, “I now pronounce you whatever the hell you want ❤️.”

Related: Cassadee Pope Is Leaving Country Music and Returning to Rock So She's No Longer 'Shamed for Speaking Out'

This isn't the first time The Voice winner has advocated for the LGBTQ+ community.

In August 2022, Pope called out Jason Aldean's wife Brittany Kerr Aldean over a transphobic comment she made on Instagram.

"I'd really like to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I went through my tomboy phase. I love this girly life," Brittany, 35, captioned a makeup reveal video. The comment was made amid ongoing debate and efforts to curb access to gender-affirming care.

The "I've Been Good" singer shared her response to Brittany, who has a line of hair extensions, Xo Britt, on Twitter and Instagram without tagging her.

"You'd think celebs with beauty brands would see the positives in including LGBTQ+ people in their messaging," Pope wrote. "But instead here we are, hearing someone compare their 'tomboy phase' to someone wanting to transition. Real nice."

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Jeff Kravitz/Getty for CMT; Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic; Michael Loccisano/Getty for Little Kids Rock Maren Morris; Brittany Aldean; Cassadee Pope
Jeff Kravitz/Getty for CMT; Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic; Michael Loccisano/Getty for Little Kids Rock Maren Morris; Brittany Aldean; Cassadee Pope

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Joy Oladokun, who identifies as LGBTQ, quote tweeted Pope's statement with a selfie with the peace sign, writing: "Waking up happy that my parents didn't raise me to be as rude and nasty as @brittanyaldean."

"I also would like to say the LGBTQs have clearer skin without whatever she pushin'," the singer-songwriter, 32, added.

Maren Morris also commented on Pope's post writing: "It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie."

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