Actor Morgan Freeman narrates gay marriage advert

The 30-second commercial advocating for same-sex marriage started airing in the US during Sunday morning news shows

Actor Morgan Freeman narrates gay marriage advert
25 November 2012

American actor Morgan Freeman has lent his voice in support of gay marriage.

The Golden Globe winner has narrated a marriage equality advert for the Human Rights Campaign titled Dawn of a New Day for Marriage Equality.

In the advert, Freeman says: ‘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. With historic victories for marriage, we’ve delivered a mandate for full equality.’

HRC President Chad Griffin said: ‘As we continue the march toward full equality in legislatures and the courts, it 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’.

This isn’t the first time the actor has expressed his support of gay rights.

The actor told Newsweek earlier this year: ‘I grew up in the South but I started dancing in my twenties when I got out of the Air Force, and studying dance, you’re surrounded by gay guys all the time. You get to know them and you have to shift gears!’

Freeman’s image as God from the film Bruce Almighty is also used on a Twitter account @MorgonFreeman to comment on homophobia.

Click below to see the Dawn of a New Day for Marriage Equality advert.

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