Morgan Freeman does ‘God’s’ work for gay marriage


Nothing evokes the aura of authority than Morgan Freeman. His recognizable “voice of God” has been used to bring instant authority to the “CBS Evening News with Katie Couric,” Visa’s Olympics commercials and the Obama reelection campaign.

Now, Freeman has lent his weighty voice to a pro-marriage equality ad for the Human Rights Campaign.

America stands at the dawn of a new day. Freedom, justice and human dignity have always guided our journey toward a more perfect union. Now across our country, we are standing together for the right of gay and lesbian Americans to marry the person they love. And with historic victories for marriage, we’ve delivered a mandate for full equality. The wind is at our back. But our journey has just begun. Join us.

The historic victories include three states — Maine, Maryland and Washington State — saying yes to same-sex marriage at the ballot box for the first time on Election Day. Also, Minnesota voters rejected a constitutional amendment to ban it. And with the Supreme Court meeting this week to decide what it might do on the question of marriage equality, the journey has just begun indeed.

Yes, the wind is at our back. And as HRC President Chad Griffin said, “[I]t is crystal clear that the prospect of an equal future is no longer up for debate; the question now is how soon it will arrive.” What the Supreme Court announces this week could clue us in on its ETA.

Jonathan Capehart is a member of the Post editorial board and writes about politics and social issues for the PostPartisan blog.

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