Bruce Springsteen’s Gay Marriage Ad

"The marriage equality issue should be recognized for what it truly is - a civil rights issue," he says

The Boss is lending his mug to a new marriage equality ad from The Four 2012, which is pushing for same-sex marriage to be legalized in four states this election season: Maryland, Maine, Washington and Minnesota. With exactly 34 days until the election, Springsteen’s ad couldn’t come at a better time. The rocker has actually been a proponent of LGBT rights for quite some time. In 2009, he urged lawmakers to legalize gay marriage, later posting on his website, “I’ve long believed in and have always spoken out for the rights of same-sex couples.”

In the new ad, the 62-year-old echoes this same sentiment, saying, “I couldn’t agree more with that statement and urge those who support equal treatment for our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters to let their voices be heard now.”

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