The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) on Wednesday debuted a new video ad featuring Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Jason Mraz supporting its Americans for Marriage Equality campaign.
“I sing songs about love … and I believe that people have a right to marry the person that they love,” said Mraz, in the video.
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“Millions of Americans listen to Jason Mraz’s love songs, yet not all loving relationships are treated with the same dignity and respect,” said HRC President Joe Solmonese. “Gay and lesbian couples share the same values as everyone else – love and commitment – and deserve equal treatment under the law.”
Mraz is a multi-Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter who has achieved international acclaim with Top 10 hits including the song, “I’m Yours,” which surpassed twenty-one million sales worldwide and set a record for the longest-running song in the 51-year history of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
His new single, “I Won’t Give Up” plays in the background as he speaks out in favor of marriage equality nationwide.
“Americans for Marriage Equality” is a public engagement campaign featuring prominent Americans who support committed gay and lesbian couples getting married. The campaign draws from a cadre of supportive professional athletes, film and music celebrities, and political and civic leaders.