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fun.‘s Jack Antonoff Joins HRC’s Americans for Marriage Equality

Today HRC released a video featuring Jack Antonoff of the band fun. for our Americans for Marriage Equality video campaign.  In the video, Antonoff calls on people to “Join me, my band mates and the majority of Americans in the fight for marriage equality nationwide.”

Jack is the guitarist for the band fun., whose song “We Are Young (Feat. Janelle Monáe)” is the highest-selling single yet of 2012.  The song is featured on fun.’s critically acclaimed sophomore release, Some Nights, which follows their 2009 debut, Aim & Ignite. Entertainment Weekly named fun. one of their “30 Greatest Artists of Right Now” earlier this year.  An outspoken advocate for equal rights and marriage equality, Antonoff recently published a blog post on The Huffington Post’s “Gay Voices,” entitled “Straight Allies: The Importance and the Realities.”  The band has named Revel & Riot, an organization that promotes LGBTQ rights, awareness and equality through art, design and education resources, their official charity partner for their current tour.

This is the twenty-third release by HRC for the Americans campaign.  Past videos feature Krysten Ritter, Dreama Walker, Stanley Tucci, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, Cybill Shepherd, Kristen Bell, Jason Mraz, Rossana Rosado, The Rev. Al Sharpton, U.S. Sen. Al Franken, Michael K. Williams, Aisha Tyler, Scott Fujita, Josh Charles, John Leguizamo, Julian Bond, Mo’Nique, and Mayor 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 www.hrc.org/marriageequality.

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