Senator Al Franken, in a video for the Human Rights Campaign’s American’s for Marriage Equality, has given his reasons for supporting same-sex marriage while urging other Americans to do the same.
In the video, released Thursday, Franken says: ” I support marriage equality. My wife Franni and I have been married for 36 years, many of them happy. I think everybody should be able to marry the person they love, and I think our government should help people make those loving lifelong commitments.”
Watch the video below:
Regarding Senator Franken’s contribution to the Americans for Marriage Equality project, HRC President Joe Solmonese said:
“The government should not be in the business of getting between two people making a loving commitment to each other. We are grateful to Sen. Franken for his unwavering support for marriage equality, and know that he will continue to advocate for fairness and equality on behalf of the state of Minnesota.”
Minnesota itself will soon take up the issue of marriage equality, though sadly it will be for the public to decide whether to write the state’s existing ban on same-sex marriage into the state’s constitution.
Senator Franken has also long been an advocate for the Student Non-Discrimination Act, most recently asking in a separate video project for the public to raise the issue with their legislators. You can learn more about that here.
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