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Whoopi is a New Yorker for Marriage Equality

As the battle over prop 8 rages in a federal court in California, New Yorkers continue to gather energy for marriage equality on the other side of the country.  The Human Rights Campaign is excited to launch its tenth video for the New Yorkers for Marriage Equality campaign with the addition of actress and comedian Whoopi Goldberg , raising the profile of the timely fight for equal marriage rights in the Empire State. Her new video and the entire campaign can be viewed online at In her call to fellow New Yorkers, Goldberg challenges viewers by asking what is wrong with equal rights for everyone? “This is the U.S., and we’re all supposed to be equal.” Said Goldberg “Keeping certain people not equal as Americans, kind of messes us up.”

In this tenth installment, Goldberg joins  Fran Drescher, Mayor Bloomberg, 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 – In the coming weeks and months HRC will continue the series of prominent New Yorkers speaking out in support for marriage equality to include: David Chang, Tom Colicchio, Ethan and Ryan Hawke, Christopher Meloni and Joan Rivers. An 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 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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