Al Gore releases video endorsing gay marriage.

In a recent video for his Current TV network, former Vice President Al Gore offers “a forceful endorsement” of same-sex marriage, saying that “gay men and women ought to have the same rights as heterosexual men and women — to make contracts, to have hospital visiting rights, to join together in marriage.” “Shouldn’t we be promoting the kind of faithfulness and loyalty to ones partner regardless of sexual orientation?” added Gore. Watch it:

UPDATE: Evan Wolfson, founder of Freedom to Marry, praises Gore for getting “it right” and showing “what leadership really means.”