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Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Is an American for Marriage Equality

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is an American for Marriage Equality. In the video, Villaraigosa says, “I believe gays and lesbians should be afforded the same fundamental rights as all Americans, to love whomever they choose, and to proclaim that love with marriage.”  

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From service in the California State Assembly to his tenure as the Mayor of the second largest city in the nation, Antonio Villaraigosa has been a steadfast and strong supporter of the LGBT community for decades.  Mayor Villaraigosa publicly supports marriage equality and has called for the overturn of Proposition 8, which repealed marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples in the Golden State. He has also been a leading national spokesperson for marriage equality.   
 
This is the twenty-fifth release by HRC for the Americans campaign.  Past videos feature MSNBC’s 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.
 
Americans for Marriage Equality is a public engagement campaign featuring prominent Americans who
 
For more information on the campaign or to see the videos, visit www.hrc.org/marriageequality.

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