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Joan Rivers Speaks Up for Marriage Equality

The Human Rights Campaign is excited to launch its thirteenth video for the New Yorkers for Marriage Equality campaign with the addition of the iconic Joan Rivers. The new video and our entire campaign can be viewed online at www.hrc.org/NY4marriage. Joan Rivers joins other  prominent New Yorkers, from leaders and advocates, to actors and musicians who are letting America know that New York supports marriage equality. “All New Yorkers believe in fairness,” said Rivers in video released today. “That is why we should support marriage equality, for goodness sakes!”With this thirteenth installment Rivers joins Barbara Bush,  Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Mayor Bloomberg, Whoopi Goldberg,  Fran Drescher, Moby, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, Julianne Moore, designer Kenneth Cole and Broadway star Daphne Rubin-Vega to support marriage equality in the state. HRC plans to continue joining with prominent New Yorkers speaking out in support for marriage equality. Many more voices are to come in the days ahead, including: David Chang, Tom Colicchio, Ethan and Ryan Hawke and Christopher Meloni. A January 2011 Siena Research Institute Poll found 57% of New Yorkers support marriage equality.  In another poll recently released by Quinnipiac University, New Yorkers support marriage equality by the highest margin ever in that poll (56% to 37% opposed).

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