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.
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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).