Rev Jesse Jackson attends the official launch party of BritWeek at a private residence in Hancock Park 2012 on April 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Rev. Jesse Jackson would perform a same sex marriage if he was asked to. During last week’s Democratic National Convention, Jackson told conservative outlet Human Events that he sees “no problem” with gay marriage.

“Beginning with the Voting Rights Act of 1965, to the inclusion of blacks, Hispanics, 18-year-olds, and women, opportunities are now unlimited,” Jackson said.

When asked if he would perform a marriage ceremony between two people of the same gender, without hesitation he replied, “If  was asked to.”

This spring, Jackson called for federal protections for gay marriage,s just as  civil rights are protected by the federal government.

“If the states had to vote on slavery, we would have lost the vote,” he said at the time. “If we had to vote on the right [for blacks] to vote, we would have lost that vote.”

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