Author John Ridley has recorded a video for the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) Americans for Marriage Equality campaign.

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 page. Visit 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).