Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) added his voice to the Human Rights Campaign's “Americans for Marriage” video series this week. Franken, an avid supporter of marriage equality, says in the video that the government should “help people make those loving, life-time commitments.”
“I think everybody should be able to marry the person that they love,” the senator adds.
Watch the full video below:
U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) made a career of making people laugh when he was a writer and actor on "Saturday Night Live." He also made some of us laugh and think with his books, including, "Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations."
In 2008, he won a seat in the U.S. Senate and is now on the Senate Judiciary Committee where members are taking up the Defense of Marriage Act and the new pro-gay bill, the Respect for Marriage Act.
Watch below as Franken crushes Tom Minnery, the executive director of CitizenLink, a public policy division of that not-so-funny and very anti-gay Focus on the Family, during the hearings on July 20. Minnery cites a federal study that he says straight couples are the best kinds of parents. Well, Franken said he actually read the study.