Religious figures are among those joining the new video campaign for marriage equality, Out4Marriage.
Out4Marriage is a social media campaign which asks people to record a short message detailing why they believe gay and straight couples should have the same rights to marry.
The campaign is modelled on the It Gets Better Project launched by the US agony uncle Dan Savage, where members of the public, politicians and celebrities gave hope to teenagers coming to terms with their sexuality.
Over the coming weeks, videos from high profile UK politicians from all political parties and global A-list celebrities will be published online. Each video will allow the politician or celebrity to explain why they’re “coming out for marriage” and will ask viewers to join them too.
See a selection of religious figures who have declared themselves Out4Marriage below:
Rt Rev David Gillham of the Open Episcopal Church in Scotland:
Reform Judaism rabbi David Mitchell and his partner:
Christian Minister David Coleman:
Rabbi Ariel Friedlander, a rabbi within Liberal Judaism and convener of Keshet UK, the national Jewish LGBT forum:
And among the members of the public who have started sending in their videos, Ollie, a Christian, tells the world he would one day like to attend his gay friend’s wedding:
To be included in the Out4Marriage campaign, simply post a video to youtube, using ‘Out4Marriage:’ in the title, then email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or send the team a message on Facebook. PinkNews.co.uk and our media partners will be regularly sharing the best videos online.
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