The Boss says “Let my gay Jersey boys and girls get hitched!”
Rock legend and New Jersey’s most cherished citizen, Bruce Springsteen, last night put up a statement on his website, BruceSpringsteen.net, voicing his support for gay marriage. The post is concise and eloquent:
A BRIEF STATEMENT FROM BRUCE
Like many of you who live in New Jersey, I’ve been following the progress of the marriage-equality legislation currently being considered in Trenton. I’ve long believed in and have always spoken out for the rights of same sex couples and fully agree with Governor Corzine when he writes that, “The marriage-equality issue should be recognized for what it truly is — a civil rights issue that must be approved to assure that every citizen is treated equally under the law.” 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.
NICE! Who knows if Springsteen’s support will change any minds in the NJ Senate, but he is a god in the Garden State. His support may at least clue in some folks who might have been waffling… Tomorrow, the gay marriage bill gets put up for a vote. Let’s hope for the best.
Meanwhile, this past weekend Springsteen was honored in DC as part of this year’s awardees at the Kennedy Center Honors along with Robert De Niro, Mel Brooks, Grace Bumbry and Dave Brubeck. At the shindig, President Obama remarked of Springsteen, “I’m the president, but he’s The Boss.” The event will air on TV on CBS on December 29th.
To honor Bruce, check out a couple of nice pics after the jump. And some of my favorite Bruce Springsteen music videos.
Nice late-80s handsomeness…
Classic Bruce scruff.
And some vids. Here’s the slightly goofy “Glory Days.” Never mind Little Steven’s weird facial expressions. Bruce looks darn good on that pitcher’s mound, eh?
And this heartbreaker from the film Philadelphia, back in 1994…
And I can’t resist the classic, “Born to Run.”