Scott Fujita Joins HRC’s Americans for Marriage Equality
December 7, 2011 by HRC staff
Post submitted by Charlie Joughin, HRC Press Secretary
Today we released a video with Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita for our Americans for Marriage Equality campaign. In the ad Fujita explains “I’ve been married for twelve years and I know that it is unfair to keep other loving and committed couples from getting married and protecting their families.”
Fujita was a member of the 2010 World Champion New Orleans Saints team and plays for the Cleveland Browns. His ad is the seventh released by HRC for the Americans campaign. Newark, NJ Mayor Cory Booker, one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the world, kicked off the series followed by Oscar winner Mo’Nique, civil rights legend Julian Bond, Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo, acclaimed Broadway playwright Katori Hall, and The Good Wife’s Josh Charles.
About 53% 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 support committed gay and lesbian couples getting married. The campaign draws from a cadre of supportive professional athletes, film and music celebrities, political and civic leaders. Over the coming months, HRC will roll out targeted videos playing off of the Americans brand, including Republicans for Marriage Equality, African-Americans for Marriage Equality, Latinos for Marriage Equality and Elected Officials for Marriage Equality.
For more information on the campaign or to see the videos, visit www.hrc.org/marriageequality.
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