August 16, 2012 | by Steve Charing
Mo’Nique continues support for marriage
Mo'Nique, gay news, Washington Blade

Mo’Nique previously recorded a video for HRC’s Americans for Marriage Equality campaign. (Photo courtesy Oxygen Media)

Baltimore-born, Oscar-winning actress Mo’Nique is continuing her advocacy for marriage equality in Maryland. On Aug. 9, she sent a fundraising email on behalf of the Human Rights Campaign, urging recipients to support the fight for marriage equality in the Free State. She previously recorded a video for HRC’s Americans for Marriage Equality campaign. Mo’Nique also delivered a similar message for the Marylanders for Marriage Equality campaign. In her email, Mo’Nique criticizes the tactics that the opposition has used in seeking to undo the law:

“Nothing is more difficult than hearing attacks being made on anyone, especially my fellow Marylanders, however anti-equality forces are not going to make it easy…They say that children will be hurt by having two moms or two dads and that religious institutions are under threat. You and I both know that simply is not true.”

“We are thrilled that Mo’Nique is continuing her efforts to protect marriage equality in Maryland,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “Our opponents are running a deceptive and divisive campaign, but Mo’Nique’s voice is representative of the broad support for equality we’re seeing across the state.”

Mo’Nique, who graduated from Milford Mill High School in Baltimore County and attended Morgan State University, won an Oscar in 2009 for Best Supporting Actress portraying an inner-city teenager’s abusive mother in the film Precious.

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