The outspoken comedian Mo’Nique lends her authentic, brazen voice in support of gay marriage. The Academy Award winning performer believes “since we’ve all been given free will, let’s use our will to let others be free.”
Representing Maryland, the sassy celeb is not alone in her support of marriage equality. Last week, Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo spoke out in a similar video in solidarity with the movement. The Baltimore Sun reports that Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is on board as well, having pledged to pass marriage equality legislation in the state in the 2012 legislative session.
Produced by Marylanders for Marriage Equality, the Precious star adds, “Gay and lesbian couples believe in commitment, family and love.” Mo’Nique’s is one of the latest celebrities to join the web-campaign bandwagon spearheaded by Americans for Marriage Equality. AME is upping its efforts to legalize same-sex marriage, which is up for a vote in 2012. The WaPO reports that the bill had passed the Senate during the past session, but fell short in the House of Delegates.
Additionally, with the 2012 Presidential elections around the corner, a large number of Republican candidates are fiercely against gay nuptials. And as the Huffington Post reminds us, prez hopefuls Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum share common ground in their preference for a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
“If you don’t believe me,” the talented performer concludes, “did you happen to notice that all that’s being asked for is the right to be married, which ironically promotes commitment, family and love? Join me and support marriage equality. It’s the right thing to do.”
Dig Mo’Nique’s clip below: