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Mad Men’s John Slattery in HRC’s NYers for Marriage Equality Campaign

Post submitted by Michael Cole-Schwartz, Former HRC Director of Communications

Today the Human Rights Campaign launched its fourteenth video for the New Yorkers for Marriage Equality campaign with the addition of the actor John Slattery. The new video and our entire campaign can be viewed online at www.hrc.org/NY4marriage. On the heels of the New York premiere of his movie "Adjustment Bureau," John Slattery joins other prominent New Yorkers, from leaders and advocates, to actors and musicians who are letting America know that New York supports marriage equality. In the video, the Mad Men star says, “Unfortunately equal rights don’t happen on their own – we need to fight for them.”With this installment Slattery joins Barbara Bush, Joan Rivers, 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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