Susan Sarandon Says I Do to Marriage Equality
Legendary leading lady joins LGBT cause.
The HRC has relaunched its “Americans For Equal Marriage” video campaign online, with a strong and recognizable voice leading the way.
Susan Sarandon, celebrated actor and advocate for such causes as UNICEF and victims of HIV/AIDS and hunger, received the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award in 2006 and is now joining us for the fight for Gay Marriage throughout the USA.
In a video advertisement she introduces herself as “An American for marriage equality” and is presented as the bastion for freedom and acceptance for the LGBT community.
“While marriage may not be my thing,” she smiles into the camera, “If it’s your thing, you damn well ought to be able to have it!” Adding “Equally. And Unequivocally.”
The short video follows previous releases by HRC’s Americans For Equal Marriage campaign including recording artist Demi Levato who featured in their first release.
Sarandon, who first spoke out for LGBT equality in 2012, states: “The America I want to live in celebrates diversity and believes in equal rights for all families... So join me and the majority of Americans who support marriage equality.”
The Human Rights Campain’s Charles Joughin thanked Sarandon, in this statement:
“Like most Americans, Susan Sarandon knows that all families deserve to be treated with respect, dignity, and equality under the law... We are incredibly grateful to Susan for speaking out in favor of marriage equality, and for lending her powerful voice to HRC’s fight for fairness nationwide.”
With Same-sex couples able legally marry in nineteen states so far in the USA, the LGBT community can be thrilled to have such a high profile supporter. We have a long way to go, but as countless celebrities choose to not just support but actively advocate our community, we can expect this movement to excel. Which is excellent news all round.