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Larry King is a New Yorker for Marriage Equality

Today Larry King, the legendary television and radio personality and former host of CNN’s “Larry King Live” released a video with HRC for our “New Yorkers for Marriage Equality Campaign.”  In the video, King discusses the injustice of denying marriage from loving and committed same-sex couples.  He says he can’t figure out why “Some couples can get married again and again, while others can’t get married at all.” The campaign, which raises the public profile of marriage equality in New York, can be viewed online at www.hrc.org/NY4marriage.

A recent poll released by the Siena Research Institute shows public opinion continues to trend toward marriage equality in New York State with a record high of 58 percent support and a record low of 36 percent opposition.

King, a native of Brooklyn, New York, has been honored with an Emmy Award and two Peabody Awards for his work.  He was also inducted into both the Radio Hall of Fame and the Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

The New Yorkers for Marriage Equality campaign is centered on video testimonials from New Yorkers who support the right of same-sex couples to marry. To date, HRC has released videos from Larry King, Sean Avery, Julianna Margulies, Bill T. Jones, Sam Waterston, Christopher Meloni, Mario Batali, David Chang, Tom Colicchio, Lucy Liu, Bill Bratton and Rikki Klieman, Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Former New York City Mayors Ed Koch and David Dinkins, Russell Simmons, Mark and Sunrise Ruffalo, John Slattery, Joan Rivers, Barbara Bush, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Whoopi Goldberg, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon, Fran Drescher, Moby, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, Julianne Moore and Kenneth Cole – with more to follow in the coming weeks.

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