Celebrity Musicians Join Say “I Do” Campaign

Today, musicians Sara Bareilles, Lance Bass, Cyndi Lauper and LeAnn Rimes, award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, and actor Verne Troyer signed on to Freedom to Marry's Say, "I Do" campaign.  

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Former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond Calls on Maryland to Pass Marriage

As the legislature debates a marriage bill this week, Bond points out the negative effect that marriage discrimination has on African-American families.

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Voice of Equality Rep. John Lewis Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

The civil rights hero is a vocal supporter for the freedom to marry, as you can see in this stirring video of his passionate speech opposing the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act" back in 1996.

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Bush’s daughter Barbara speaks out for the freedom to marry

Barbara Bush, the daughter of George W. Bush, is the latest high-profile figure to speak out in support of the freedom to marry.

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Mayor Cory Booker speaks about the freedom to marry

Newark Mayor Cory Booker quotes Martin Luther King in explaining his support for the freedom to marry. Mayor Booker's remarks were made at a Freedom to Marry reception on January 13, 2011.

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Voice for Equality: Gov. John Lynch of NH

John Lynch is the current governor of New Hampshire. He was first elected in 2004 and has been re-elected every two years since.

Although originally opposed to a freedom to marry law in New Hampshire, Gov. Lynch signed a marriage equality bill into law on June 3, 2009, making New Hampshire the fifth state in the U.S. to allow such unions. In response to newly-elected republican majorities in both state houses expressing a commitment to eliminate the marriage law in the upcoming legislative session, Gov. Lynch has remained steadfast in stating he will veto any such discriminatory measure.

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Voice for Equality: Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel is an American politician and former White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama.

On December 10, 2010, Mr. Emanuel gave an interview in which he expressed his support for the repeal of DADT, the repeal of DOMA and the passage of ENDA.

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Voice for Equality: Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado is a Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer and actress of Portuguese descent. She has sold 20 million albums worldwide.

As reported on ontopmag.com in December of 2010, Ms. Furtado said she's proud to live in a country [Canada] that supports the freedom to marry. The 32-year-old entertainer and mother said there is nothing wrong with gay couples marrying.

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Voice for Equality: The Rev. Jesse Jackson

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is an American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as shadow senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson called into the community gathering at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals courthouse hosted by Marriage Equality USA on Monday and shared extensive remarks in support of marriage equality and Judge Walker's Prop 8 ruling.

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Voice for Equality: Daphne Rubin-Vega

Daphne Rubin-Vega is a dance music singer and actress. She is best known for originating the role of Mimi Marquez in the Broadway musical "Rent."

In the fall of 2010, Ms. Rubin-Vega participated in HRC's New Yorkers for Marriage Equality project by appearing in a video in support of the freedom to marry.

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