Actress Aisha Tyler has recorded an ad for the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) Americans for Marriage Equality campaign.

“I'm married and my husband is white,” Tyler, who is African-American, says in the video released Wednesday. “But did you know that 40 or 50 years ago in many American states it was illegal for black people and white people to marry?”

“Well now we have that same injustice here in the United States, because gays can't marry each other in many states. And I support marriage equality because I believe that everybody should have the right to marry who they love.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

The 41-year-old Tyler is currently a co-host of CBS' The Talk.

Lawmakers in Maryland, Washington and New Jersey will consider a gay marriage bill this year. Supporters in Maine are considering putting the question on this year's ballot, while lawmakers in New Hampshire are set to debate a bill that would repeal the state's 2-year-old gay marriage law. In North Carolina and Minnesota, voters will decide on constitutional amendments that would define marriage as a heterosexual union.

(Related: Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita urges Americans to support gay marriage.)

Recent contributors include Pariah's Kim Wayans and Dee Rees, the film's star and writer-director, respectively, Precious star Mo'Nique, The Good Wife's Josh Charles, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbedejo and Julian Bond, chairman emeritus of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).