Singer/songwriter Jason Mraz has recorded a video for the HRC’s Americans for Marriage Equality video series.
In the video Mraz says: “I believe that people have a right to marry the person that they love.”
Mraz has previously stated why he supports LGBT rights, saying in 2010 on his own blog:
When I was in high school, I experienced being bullied. For whatever reason, there were a few students that enjoyed calling me “faggot” as I walked thru the lunchroom.
On one occasion, just before graduation, I was in the wrong place at the wrong time and picked up a few punches, kicks and scrapes to add to my story. I never knew why the handsome lads called me names or felt the need to bully me, but it happened and I let their actions contribute a great deal to my moving away from that community.
Shortly after the row, my best friend came out, sharing with his friends and family that he was gay. In my small town, this was uncommon and since then I’ve considered my friend to be the bravest man in the world. Aware of the hate within our community, I was afraid my friend might be inviting trouble to his door — but that never stopped him from being fully expressed.
This is why I am actively seeking equality for the whole. When all of us are acknowledged as the human equals that we really are, there will be no space left for bullying. It will no longer be wrong to choose one thing over another. Equality and Separation cannot exist in the same space.
In the same post Mraz discusses why he attended a Harvey Milk Day celebration and how he is against bans on gay marriage. Read the full post here.
See a full list of the Americans for Marriage Equality video series as shown on Care2 here.
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