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Jason Mraz: ‘I won’t give up until there is equality for all’

Pop-rock favorite Jason Mraz is stepping up for LGBT Americans in a new video launched Monday by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).

“I believe that people have a right to marry the person that they love,”  says Mraz. He added, “I won’t give up until there is equality for all… the time is now.”

His new single, “I Won’t Give Up” plays in the background as he speaks out in favor of marriage equality nationwide.

“Millions of Americans listen to Jason Mraz’s love songs, yet not all loving relationships are treated with the same dignity and respect,” said HRC President Joe Solmonese.  “Gay and lesbian couples share the same values as everyone else – love and commitment – and deserve equal treatment under the law.”

This is the fifteenth video released by HRC for the Americans campaign.  Past videos feature Rossana Rosado, The Rev. Al Sharpton, Lloyd Blankfein, U.S. Sen. Al Franken, Michael K. Williams, Aisha Tyler, Dee Rees and Kim Wayans, Scott Fujita, Josh Charles, Katori Hall, John Leguizamo, Julian Bond, Mo’Nique, and Mayor Cory Booker.

About 53% of the American public supports marriage for same-sex couples, according to a number of nonpartisan polls, including Gallup, CNN, and Washington Post/ABC News.

Love is a Four Letter Word, Mraz’s newest album, will arrive everywhere on April 17th.



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