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?"