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Jennifer Hudson Surprises Gay Texas Couple With Impromptu Wedding Performance

Jennifer Hudson surprised two Texas grooms this week with an impromptu appearance at their Dallas wedding. 

Scott and Chris Lindsey, who have been together for 14 years and have four children, had just finished saying their vows at the W Dallas Victory Hotel July 8 when officials aired a pretaped message from Hudson congratulating them, according to The Hollywood Reporter. 

At the conclusion of the video, Hudson popped out from a curtain behind the altar and broke into a lively version of her song, "I Still Love You." It was an appropriate choice given that the tune -- which is a cut from Hudson's latest album, "JHUD" -- was featured in the "Turn It Up For Change" campaign, an initiative between the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and W Hotels that is focused on same-sex marriage rights. (Check out video of the performance above)

The song's video depicts the journey of a reluctant father as he comes to terms with his gay son, who is about the tie the knot.

"I'm very connected to the gay community, and it's something I'm passionate about," Hudson told People magazine of her decision to join the "Turn It Up For Change" effort last year. "It only makes sense. This is my way of returning it."

As The Hollywood Reporter pointed out, W Dallas Victory staff began making plans for Hudson to crash the Lindseys' nuptials after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide on June 25. 

  • Photo by Shannon Faulk/AP
  • Photo by Shannon Faulk/AP
  • Jennifer Hudson Surprise Performance at Same Sex Wedding in Texas as Part of W Hotels TURN IT UP FOR CHANGE Campaign, W Dalla
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    Jennifer Hudson Surprise Performance at Same Sex Wedding in Texas as Part of W Hotels TURN IT UP FOR CHANGE Campaign, W Dallas � Victory, July 8, 2015 (Photo Shannon Faulk / AP)
  • Photo by Shannon Faulk/AP
  • Photo by Shannon Faulk/AP
  • Photo by Shannon Faulk/AP
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