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Morgan Freeman Voices New Ad For Gay Marriage

November 26, 2012 6:27 pm Category: Memo Pad 5 Comments A+ / A-

Wielding one of the most recognizable voices in America, Morgan Freeman has the capacity to lend gravitas to any topic he chooses to speak on. Late in the campaign season, Freeman narrated the “Challenges” ad endorsing President Obama’s presidency and his re-election. This time, Freeman provides the voiceover for a 30-second spot released by the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBT equality-rights advocacy group organization in the United States, in favor of marriage equality.

Evoking the inspirational tone of “Challenges,” the HRC ad sets archival footage of the Civil-Rights movement—women’s suffrage, Martin Luther King Jr.—against a rousing soundtrack and the promise of a new, more inclusive era. The ad comes on the heels of unprecedented ballot victories on Election Day for same-sex marriage in Maine, Washington state, and Maryland. Additionally, in Minnesota, voters rejected a Constitutional amendment defining marriage strictly as between a man and a woman. Supported by the recent wave of LGBT rights, the HRC says there is a “mandate for full equality.”

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The transcript:

America stands at the dawn of a new day. Freedom, justice and human dignity have always guided our journey toward a more perfect union. Now across our country, we are standing together for the right of gay and lesbian Americans to marry the person they love. And with historic victories for marriage, we’ve delivered a mandate for full equality. The wind is at our back. But our journey has just begun. Join us.

“This year proved to be a pivotal turning point in the movement for marriage equality and now we press onward with renewed vigor and public opinion squarely on our side,” HRC president Chad Griffin told Buzzfeed. “As we continue the march toward full equality in legislatures and the courts, it is crystal clear that the prospect of an equal future is no longer up for debate; the question now is how soon it will arrive.”

This week, the Supreme Court will determine whether it will hear appeals questioning the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, both of which banned gay marriage.

 

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  • howa4x

    If Ron Paul was really a libertarian he would come out strong for this. What right does Govt have to tell you who to love and marry? Where are all you conservatives who want govt out of your lives?
    Why is this not an issue for you? Maybe because you invented a new conservitism that is church based like the new Jesus you invented who is blind to suffering.

    • grammyjill

      Agree.

  • onedonewong

    Freeman is voicing the concerns of the black community, as a race blacks have the highest % of homosexual members based on their AIDs infection rate. So it makes sense that he wants his peep’s to be together. Obama was a bisexual in college so freeman may be one as well

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZJ5BBSQIGTUMERPZFALES6HQNY Bill

      Where do you dig up these “facts” from Fox News, Limbaugh or Beck? If the blacks have a high AIDS infection rate it’s mainly due to the spreado AIDS in Africa where it has been spread to both men and women through unprotected Heterosexual sex. Is it true that your momma was one of Obama’s college sexual partners. That’s what I hear from Fox News.

      • onedonewong

        Never heard of the CDC?? Just another worthless federal agency that’s their data the fact that you don’t know about them or their research says volumes about you and them.
        Barak’s only college partner was you since you both are homo’s

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