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WWII Veteran Supports Marriage Equality in New York

Today Edward Hinz, a World War II veteran who lives on Long Island joins HRC's New Yorkers for Marriage Equality campaign.  In the latest video, Hinz states, “Seventy years ago, I fought in World War Two. Today, I'm fighting for my grandson's right to marry in New York." The video can be viewed online at

Polls continue to show a clear and strong majority of New Yorkers favor marriage equality.

To date, HRC has released videos from Harold Ford, Jr., Michael Strahan, Ben & Jerry, Broadway Actors, Vanessa Williams, Anna Wintour, Larry King, Sean Avery, Julianna Margulies, Bill T. Jones, Sam Waterston, Christopher Meloni, Mario Batali, David Chang, Tom Colicchio, Lucy Liu, Bill Bratton and Rikki Klieman, Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Former New York City Mayors Ed Koch and David Dinkins, Russell Simmons, Mark and Sunrise Ruffalo, John Slattery, Joan Rivers, Barbara Bush, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Whoopi Goldberg, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon, Fran Drescher, Moby, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, Julianne Moore and Kenneth Cole.

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