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Sedgwick and Bacon Become First Couple to Join New Yorkers for Marriage Equality Campaign

Actors Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon are the latest New Yorkers to join the Human Rights Campaign’s “New Yorkers for Marriage Equality” campaign, raising the profile of the timely fight for equal marriage rights in the Empire State. The new video and the entire campaign can be viewed online at The two are the first married couple to participate in the campaign. In the video, the couple states that government should not tell people how to express their love. “We all deserve to marry the person that we love,” Said Bacon. “Join us in supporting marriage equality.”This is the seventh installment of the series;  Bacon and Sedgwick join Mayor Bloomberg, Moby, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, actress Fran Drescher, Julianne Moore and designer Kenneth Cole to support marriage equality in the state. In the coming weeks and months HRC will continue the series of prominent New Yorkers speaking out in support for marriage equality to include: Whoopi Goldberg, David Chang, Tom Colicchio, Ethan and Ryan Hawke, Christopher Meloni and Joan Rivers. A marriage equality bill failed last year by eight votes in the New York state Senate despite having the support of the Governor and being passed in the Assembly. HRC’s Campaign for New York Marriage has worked tirelessly this election and had big wins throughout the state. Check out our election results page to find out more about our victories in New York.

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