Author John Ridley has recorded a video
for the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) Americans for Marriage
The 46-year-old Ridley is best know for
the feature films Red Tails, U Turn, Three Kings and Undercover;
novels The Drift, Those Who Walk In Darkness, Love is a Racket;
and the graphic novel The American Way.
“We all know that it's wrong to treat
a certain group of people as inferior just because they're
different,” Ridley says in the 46-second video released Wednesday.
“So why treat gay and lesbian couples differently than straight
couples? It makes no sense. Gays and lesbians love just as hard and
care just as much as everybody else. And isn't that what marriage is
all about?” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this
our video library for more videos.)
Recent contributors to Americans for
Marriage Equality include actors and real-life married couple Meghan
Mullally and Nick Offerman, actress Kristen
Bell, singer Jason
Mraz, 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, the Rev.
Al Sharpton, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd
Blankfein, Washington Governor Chris
Gregoire, Minnesota Senator Al
Franken and Julian
Bond, chairman emeritus of the National Association for the
advancement of Colored People (NAACP).