Lloyd Blankfein, the chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, has recorded an ad for the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) Americans for Marriage Equality campaign.

“America's corporations learned long ago that equality is just good business and is the right thing to do,” Blankfein says in the 30-second video. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Blankfein's video arrives as over 100 companies have endorsed a gay marriage bill in Washington, including Starbucks, Microsoft and Amazon. Starbucks' endorsement in particular riled anti-gay rights groups which have called for a boycott of the coffee giant.

The issue is also being discussed in five other states. In Washington, New Jersey and Maryland, lawmakers are debating whether to legalize the institution. In Minnesota and North Carolina, voters will decide on the definition of marriage. And supporters of marriage equality in Maine announced last month that they will return the issue to the ballot box this November.

Recent contributors to Americans for Marriage Equality include The Talk co-host Aisha Tyler, Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita, Pariah's Kim Wayans and Dee Rees (the film's star and writer-director), Precious star Mo'Nique, The Good Wife's Josh Charles, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbedejo, Washington Governor Chris Gregoire, Minnesota Senator Al Franken and Julian Bond, chairman emeritus of the National Association for the advancement of Colored People (NAACP).