America’s favorite rock star, Bruce Springsteen, has offered his face and words to help the marriage equality fight. For over 40 years, The Boss has written and sang hauntingly beautiful lyrics about our country’s civil struggles, and has long been an outspoken LGBT advocate, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that the New Jersey legend has given his support for a same-sex marriage ballot initiative.


Springsteen’s picture and a quote of support is featured in the new social media-based campaign by The Four 2012, whose goal is to educate the young public on the four November ballot measures in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington through daily content.

The ad features a quote from former New Jersey governor Jon Corzine in 2009 and the singer’s endorsement of a marriage equality bill in his home state (which was vetoed by Governor Chris Christie in February after being passed). Though the quote is old, Springsteen did not object to having it used in the campaign.

Corzine’s quote reads, “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.” Springsteen follows with, “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.”