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Rev. Al Sharpton Supports Marriage Equality (VIDEO)

Rev. Al Sharpton Supports Marriage Equality (VIDEO)

 

Reverend Al Sharpton has made a video for the Human Rights Campaign’s Americans for Marriage Equality drive.

In the video, Sharpton says that as a baptist minister he doesn’t have the right to “impose his beliefs” on anyone else, and so if gay and lesbian couples want to marry “that’s their business.”

Watch it below:

Statement from the Human Rights Campaign:

“Al Sharpton has always fought against discrimination, even in the face of adversity,” said HRC President Joe Solmonese.  ”And while the fight for marriage equality won’t be easy, fairness and equality for gay and lesbian couples will ultimately prevail.”

The Rev. Al Sharpton is a Baptist minister and longtime civil rights activist.  In 2004, he campaigned for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, and spoke out in favor of marriage equality at an HRC Presidential Forum moderated by ABC News.  ”[Asking me if I support gay marriage] is like asking me if I support black marriage or white marriage.  The inference of the question is that gays are not human beings and cannot make a decision like other human beings.”  Sharpton’s National Action Network has been successful in increasing voter education, providing services to those in poverty, and supporting small community businesses.  Presently he is the host of MSNBC’s PoliticsNation.

Previous offerings in this campaign come from Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Oscar winner Mo’Nique, civil rights legend Julian Bond, Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo, acclaimed Broadway playwright Katori Hall, American footballer Scott Fujita, and The Good Wife’s Josh Charles, among several others.

This follows HRC’s New Yorkers for Marriage Equality series that ran last year in the run-up to New York legalizing marriage equality.

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6:56PM PST on Mar 1, 2012

Good on him!

12:08PM PST on Feb 12, 2012

Who cares what Sharpton thinks?

The guy made up a vicious lie to destroy another man's life and got famous off of it. Everything Sharpton has in life -- and I'm guessing it's a lot -- derives from his dishonestly.

Shame on Care2 for attaching any importance whatsoever to the opinions of this parasite.

4:58PM PST on Feb 11, 2012

Homophobia
In order to be a homophobe it has to occupy a significant part of your brain, and this means that homophobes are thinking about men/women rubbing penises/vaginas together in a 24/7 gay porno. That’s an awful lot of gay thoughts for supposedly straight people who hate gays. I bet even gay people don’t think about gay stuff as much as homophobes do.

Homophobes (aka Anti-Gay Movement) are not protesting against bestiality, pedophilia (with/without a priest involved), rape, sexual exploitation, or any other form of non-consensual sexual act in which a victim is forced against their will to participate

The Homophobes are protesting a private sexual act being performed by two consenting adults.

HOMOPHOBE = I DON’T LIKE GAY (SUPPOSEDLY) THEREFORE NO ONE SHOULD BE GAY.

Homosexuals = fighting for the right to control their own behavior.

Homophobes = fighting for the right to control other peoples behavior.

12:25PM PST on Feb 11, 2012

Right on! Keep up the good work.

8:06AM PST on Feb 11, 2012

Good for him.

4:53AM PST on Feb 11, 2012

As a long time follower of Rev Al Sharpton, I am happy to see others are realizing he is not the clown many have made him out to be. Yes, he made mistakes with some issues he supported, but he has been man enough to admit he was wrong. Keep fighting for all of us Rev!

3:56AM PST on Feb 11, 2012

I am not a big fan of the Reverend, but he has been surprising in many ways recently. This is a great move!

7:59PM PST on Feb 10, 2012

Vasi, Good post. I am not a vegan, but since I cut way back on the amount of meat I consume I have been able to keep my weight at a good level. We know that as we get older it's harder to maintain. So less meat and more veg, berries, nuts, salads, all kinds of fruits... Keeps us much healthier.

And, yes it is refreshing to find a Rev who is not judgemental, and is for equal rights for all.

I am so glad that President Clinton changed his lifestyle, we need more people like him helping the world. I hope he has a long and productive life.

6:33PM PST on Feb 10, 2012

Don't confuse the "Rev" Al with a real clergyman!!!!!!! He is a race huckster posing as a "religious leader:.

6:20PM PST on Feb 10, 2012

GOOD FOR AL, I ALWAYS KNEW THERE HAD TO BE SOMETHING LIKABLE ABOUT HIM, HE HAS COMMON SENSE. DIANA.

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