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October 26, 2011

Mo'Nique is latest MD celeb to support same-sex marriage

'Precious' star Mo'Nique is lending her name to Maryland's same-sex marriage campaign, and released an online video today in support of the legislation.

It is the latest in a series of videos featuring prominent people with ties to the state that are being promoted by Marylanders For Marriage Equality, a new coalition formed this year to support legalizing gay marriage. Gov. Martin O'Malley and Ravens linebacker Brandon Ayanbadejo taped messages in recent weeks.

The effort mirrors a similar campaign employed in New York leading up to passage of same-sex marriage legislation there earlier this year.

In the video, Mo'Nique says: "Gay and lesbian couples believe in commitment, family and love. If you don’t believe me, 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?"

Posted by Annie Linskey at 11:34 AM | | Comments (7)
Categories: Same-Sex Marriage


This is welcome news. I'd heard she made some less than pleasant remarks about gay people in the past, but not sure if that's true. If so, glad she has come around and is doing the right thing!

they can have all the committment, quasi-family, and love they want. Love can exist anywhere. Families are created, not put together. you may be able to have something close to it, but it is not a family. Just don't try and call it married. Family is has a bloodline. Most if not all "married people" are offended by the silly comparison. a marriage equates to a man and a woman, period. Stop attempting to lower the standard with this foolishness. Live how you want, love how you want, but same sex relationships aren't marriages period.

Wait you mean to tell me this ignorant can't act individual has the nerve to make a statement about same sex marriage when I have NEVER heard her promote education, parenting (stop raising thugs), blacks stop murdering each other in B more? Oh I forgot she needs the ghetto hoodrat illiterates to ensure she stays rich by supporting her projects. No wonder my college educated friends hate to say her name! Does she still hate skinny women since she trimmed da fat????

Good job Mo, glad to see you supporting Same-Sex marriage. I am very happy that a strong individual from Baltimore has her heart in the right place.

Wasn't she also in that intellectually brilliant TV series, The Porkers?

Anonymous has no right to speak for "most if not all married people." Any married person who's offended by someone else's marriage should look to themselves: does how other people live their lives really affect you? Of course not. I'm a straight woman married to a straight man for nearly 40 years, and I'd be very happy to see equal marriage rights in MD. Marriage has legal rights and responsibilities that have nothing to do with the sex of the couple. Same sex couples absolutely deserve these same rights under the law. Thankfully we live in a country where your bigoted opinions do not have standing before the law. Plenty of hetero marriages cannot produce "bloodline" children because nature has given them infertility to deal with. Anonymous needs to live and let live, stop telling other people who they can marry. Period.

Hey Anonymous,

My wife and I are married, and we are offended by your bigotry.

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Annie Linskey covers state politics and government for The Baltimore Sun. Previously, as a City Hall reporter, she wrote about the corruption trial of Mayor Sheila Dixon and kept a close eye on city spending. Originally from Connecticut, Annie has also lived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where she reported on war crimes tribunals and landmines. She lives in Canton.

John Fritze has covered politics and government at the local, state and federal levels for more than a decade and is now The Baltimore Sun’s Washington correspondent. He previously wrote about Congress for USA TODAY, where he led coverage of the health care overhaul debate and the 2010 election. A native of Albany, N.Y., he currently lives in Montgomery County.

Julie Scharper covers City Hall and Baltimore politics. A native of Baltimore County, she graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in 2001 and spent two years teaching in Honduras before joining The Baltimore Sun. She has followed the Amish community of Nickel Mines, Pa., in the year after a schoolhouse massacre, reported on courts and crime in Anne Arundel County, and chronicled the unique personalities and places of Baltimore City and its surrounding counties.
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