The outspoken comedian Mo’Nique lends her authentic, brazen voice in support of gay marriage. The Academy Award winning performer believes “since we’ve all been given free will, let’s use our will to let others be free.”

Representing Maryland, the sassy celeb is not alone in her support of marriage equality. Last week, Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo spoke out in a similar video in solidarity with the movement. The Baltimore Sun reports that Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is on board as well, having pledged to pass marriage equality legislation in the state in the 2012 legislative session.

Produced by Marylanders for Marriage Equality, the Precious star adds, “Gay and lesbian couples believe in commitment, family and love.” Mo’Nique’s is one of the latest celebrities to join the web-campaign bandwagon spearheaded by Americans for Marriage Equality. AME is upping its efforts to legalize same-sex marriage, which is up for a vote in 2012. The WaPO reports that the bill had passed the Senate during the past session, but fell short in the House of Delegates.

Additionally, with the 2012 Presidential elections around the corner, a large number of Republican candidates are fiercely against gay nuptials. And as the Huffington Post reminds us, prez hopefuls Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum share common ground in their preference for a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

“If you don’t believe me,” the talented performer concludes, “did you happen to notice that all that’s being asked for is the right to be married, which ironically promotes commitment, family and love? Join me and support marriage equality. It’s the right thing to do.”

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  • KingJason

    This is called “hire me gay Hollywood mafia, I needs a job’

    • OaktownMiss

      Lol!! Hit it KingJason. You ain’t neva lied.

  • Buttons

    Of all the platforms to use, why would anyone choose a controversial issue like gay marriage to promote their career? That is absurd. Monique has never appeared to be shy about expressing her views and from the comments that she has made on her show with her gay guests, it is no surprise that she is in support of gay marriage. Furthermore, when celebrities decide to take up a cause, they’re usually not on a payroll.

    As for gay marriage, I simply cannot sign on to that. I’ve listened carefully to both sides of the issue and rational arguments have been made; from a legal perspective, and from a moral and a social perspective. However, the social and moral consequences of gay marriage is what’s most crucial, and is what will have the greatest impact on our society.

  • Perverted Alchemist

    Marriage equality? That’s what’s hot in the streets now? Celebrities getting behind a cause that a majority of the population doesn’t support- let alone agree with? This is going to be interesting…