Paloma Faith has become the latest celebrity to record a video for the Out4Marriage campaign that calls for equal marriage for gay and straight couples.
Paloma Faith, whose single Picking Up the Pieces entered the UK Top 40 at number seven yesterday, said: ‘I’m Paloma Faith and I’m really proud to be backing the Out4Marriage campaign.
‘I don’t think it matters whether you’re black, white, Asian, straight, gay, bisexual, hermaphrodite, tranny, diva, whatever you are, you should have the right to get married.’
Welcoming Paloma Faith’s video, Mike Buonaiuto of Out4Marriage said: ‘It’s great to have Paloma joining the Out4Marriage campaign just a day after she secured her first top 10 hit. She’s a star of the future and we’re delighted that she’s on the right side of history when it comes to gay equality.’
And 80s popstar and Simon Cowell’s ex Sinitta said in her video: ‘I believe in love and I also believe in marriage. I’ve been married and I hope one day to marry again. Most of all I believe in all people being able to celebrate their love in marriage; gay people, straight people, black people, white people – all people.’
Other celebrities who have filmed videos for the Out4Marriage campaign include Virgin entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson and all girl group, The Saturdays.
Former Labour minister Andy Burnham also released a video in support of the cross party Out4Marriage campaign.
Andy Burnham who is currently Britain’s Shadow Health Secretary, and a practising Roman Catholic, said: ‘I want to explain why I’m in full support of equal marriage.
‘The traditional side of me is a full believer, a strong believer in marriage. But the progressive side of me believes in the innate and true equality of every single human being.’
Other supporters of the British-based Out4Marriage include Home Secretary, Theresa May, former Home, Justice and Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson, girl group The Saturdays, Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper, gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, and Liberal Democrat Minister for Equalities, Lynne Featherstone.
The UK government wants to legalize same-sex marriage in England and Wales and there is just a few weeks to go to respond to their consultation on it. Similar moves are also happening in Scotland.
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