The Rev. Al Sharpton leads prominent African-American clergy in a video calling on Maryland voters to approve Question 6, the November 6 referendum which asks voters to uphold – or reject – a gay marriage law approved by lawmakers.

In the nearly 3-minute video released Thursday by Marylanders for Marriage Equality, Sharpton says fairness is a hallmark value of the African-American community.

“Family, faith and fairness. These are the values that have held together the tapestry of the African-American community over time. It has not always been easy. And like most families, there are times when we don't agree,” Sharpton says.

“But we have learned how to stand together despite our differences,” adds the Rev. Delman Coates, senior pastor of the Mt. Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton, Maryland. “Acknowledging the importance of protecting the fundamental human and civil rights of all people.”

“That's why we are united in our support for Question 6 on the November ballot in Maryland,” finishes Rev. Dr. Christine Y. Wiley of the Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ in Washington D.C. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

The video debuts on the same day The Washington Post reported that a majority of African-American voters in Maryland oppose Question 6.