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Morgan Freeman lends voice to gay marriage video

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Photo - LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 02:  Actor Morgan Freeman speaks onstage during Montblanc Honors Quincy Jones at the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award Ceremony held at Chateau Marmont on October 2, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images For Montblanc)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 02: Actor Morgan Freeman speaks onstage during Montblanc Honors Quincy Jones at the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award Ceremony held at Chateau Marmont on October 2, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images For Montblanc)
Yeas and Nays,Politics,Nikki Schwab

Without ever being seen on screen, actor Morgan Freeman pronounced his support for gay marriage by narrating a new advertisement for the D.C.-based gay rights group, the Human Rights Campaign. On Sunday, the video was emailed out to supporters and released online with Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin saying that the 40-second spot gave him chills. The video includes footage of Martin Luther King Jr. and then fast forwards to present day, showing off a handful of gay couples. "Now, across our country we are standing together for the right of gay and lesbian Americans to marry the person they love," Freeman says in the ad. "And with historic victories for marriage we've delivered a mandate for full equality."

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Nikki Schwab

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