We Got Your Back: Stars Who Support Marriage Equality

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  • Benjamin Todd Jealous
  • Queen Latifah
  • Lil Kim
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • President Obama
  • Janet Jackson
  • Kerry Washington
  • Floyd Mayweather
  • Wanda Sykes
  • Alicia Keys
  • Jay-Z
  • Russell Simmons
  • Will Smith
  • Jesse Jackson
  • Al Sharpton

Benjamin Todd Jealous

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, and decide whether same-sex couples should be afforded the same rights as heterosexual couples. While Americans are largely divided on the issue, a number of high-profile Black celebrities and advocates have spoken out in support of marriage equality. Britt Middleton

NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous has described the civil rights group’s support of marriage equality as an issue “deeply rooted in the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution and equal protection of all people."

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)