Slash releases video supporting gay marriage

Guns N' Roses man and his wife speak out against Prop 8

Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash has released a video in support of gay marriage.

In the video clip, Slash plays the US national anthem ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ on guitar in the background while his wife, Perla Hudson, speaks out on behalf of same-sex unions.

“I married my sweetheart, you should be able to marry yours too,” she says. “Say no to hate and yes to equal rights. Keep up the fight.”

The couple encourage people to participate in protests against Proposition 8, a California ballot initiative banning gay marriage, which voters passed in the November 4 election.

To see the video, click here.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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