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Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Mo’Nique speaks out on same-sex marriage

A coalition advocating for the legalization of same-sex marriage in Maryland on Wednesday served up its most spirited video — featuring Oscar-winning actress and comedienne Mo’Nique — as part of an ongoing Web campaign.

“Hey y’all, it’s your girl Mo’Nique and I’d like to share some things with you,” the Baltimore-area native, best known for her role in the movie “Precious,” says at the outset of the video produced by Marylanders for Marriage Equality.

“I believe since we’ve all been given free will, let’s use our will to let others be free,” says Mo’Nique, whose real name is Monica Imes Hicks. “Gay and lesbian couples believe in commitment, family and love.”

The coalition has vowed to continue the campaign until the legislature votes next year on a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. A bill passed the Senate during the past session but fell short in the House of Delegates.

Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo appeared in the group’s first two videos.

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