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Actress Aisha Tyler Is an American for Marriage Equality

Americans for Marriage Equality​Post submitted by Charlie Joughin, HRC Press Secretary

Today we released a web ad featuring actress and comedian Aisha Tyler for our Americans for Marriage Equality campaign.  In the ad, The Talk host says with her bold brand of humor “Let’s save traditional marriage by letting gays marry… because we straight people are f***ing it up.”  The video can be viewed online at

Tyler is an actress and comedian, and current co-host of CBS’ The Talk. Previously she has appeared on Ghost Whisperer, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Talk Soup, and on Friends as Charlie Wheeler, as well as voicing Lana Kane in Archer.  Her podcast, Girl on Guy, is one of the top 10 podcasts currently on iTunes. 

This is the ninth video released by HRC for the Americans campaign.  Past videos feature Dee Rees and Kim Wayans, Scott Fujita, Josh Charles, Katori Hall, John Leguizamo, Julian Bond, Mo’Nique, and Cory Booker.

About 53% of the American public supports marriage for same-sex couples, according to a number of nonpartisan polls, including Gallup, CNN, and Washington Post/ABC News.

Americans for Marriage Equality is a public engagement campaign featuring prominent Americans who support committed gay and lesbian couples getting married.  The campaign draws from a cadre of supportive professional athletes, film and music celebrities, and political and civic leaders. 

For more information on the campaign or to see the videos, visit


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