MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry has recorded a video for the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) Americans for Marriage Equality campaign.

“As a child of an interracial couple, I understand the deep injustice of laws that bar a loving couple from marrying just because it threatens the status quo,” Harris-Perry says in the 60-second spot released Wednesday. “Intentionally disenfranchising a particular group of people, like gay and lesbian couples, violates the core values of our constitution. I cannot imagine how, in 2012, our government is still denying equality to committed and loving couples, just because they are gay or lesbian. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

The 38-year-old Harris-Perry hosts the morning weekend show Melissa Harris-Perry.

Recent contributors to Americans for Marriage Equality include actors and real-life married couple Meghan Mullally and Nick Offerman, actor Stanley Tucci, 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).