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Katey Sagal Joins HRC’s Americans for Marriage Equality

​Post submitted by Charlie Joughin, HRC Press Secretary

Today we released a video ad featuring Golden Globe-winning actress Katey Sagal for our Americans for Marriage Equality campaign.  In the video, Sagal states, “It’s absolutely crazy to me that most states are willingly harming families by denying gay and lesbian couples the right to marry.”  The video can be viewed online at

Katey Sagal first gained fame as Peg Bundy on the groundbreaking family comedy series, Married… with Children.  More recently, she’s starred on the show 8 Simple Rules in the role of Cate Hennessy, and currently voices the character of Leela on Fox’s animated series Futurama.  Presently she stars as Gemma Teller Morrow in the FX drama series Sons of Anarchy, a role which earned her a Golden Globe in 2011.  Sons of Anarchy is currently in its 5th season and airs Tuesday nights at 10pm on FX.

This is the twenty-eighth release by HRC for the Americans campaign.  Past videos feature Rep. Gwen Moore, Bryan Cranston, LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Melissa Harris-Perry, fun.’s Jack Antonoff, 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 percent 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.

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