"The wedding would be nice for our family, our friends, our community -- our moms especially -- and so it puts us in the fight," he states. "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."
While the battle for gay marriage rights plays out, some may wonder if the time until the act becomes legal will put a strain on Mraz' and Pettyman's engagement. The crooner, who has an EP and three albums under his belt including 2008's 'We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things,' is adamant in his belief that the wait for an official marriage ceremony has no bearing on the relationship they have created with one another.
"We both feel that in our engagement, we have a union that's really special and cant be broken," Mraz admits. "It's a sacred bond."
Mraz, who released his 'Life Is Good' EP back in October 2010, is set to perform at this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 30.
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