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Mark and Sunrise Ruffalo Stand Together as New Yorkers for Marriage Equality

Today the Human Rights Campaign launched yet another video for the New Yorkers for Marriage Equality campaign with the addition of actor, director and producer, Mark Ruffalo and fellow actress and wife, Sunrise. The new video and our entire campaign can be viewed online at www.hrc.org/NY4marriage. Mark and Sunrise 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 two discuss raising their children to respect everyone, and supporting everyone’s opportunity to marry. Said Mark, “We believe that everyone should have the right and the chance to be with the person they love.”With this installment, the couple joins a growing list of prominent New Yorkers that are declaring their support for marriage equality, including: Barbara Bush, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Mayor Bloomberg, Whoopi Goldberg, Joan Rivers, John Slattery, 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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