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January 11, 2012

Category: Marriage

Actress Aisha Tyler Joins Americans for Marriage Equality

HRC releases most candid video to date with ‘The Talk’ host

WASHINGTON – Today the Human Rights Campaign released a web ad featuring actress and comedian Aisha Tyler for its Americans for Marriage Equality campaign.  In the ad, The Talk host says with her bold brand of humor “Let’s save traditional marriage by letting gays marry… because we straight people are f***ing it up.”  The video can be viewed online at http://www.hrc.org/MarriageEquality.

“All families deserve to be protected and supported equally under the law,” said HRC President Joe Solmonese.  “I am so grateful to Aisha Tyler for being such a strong voice on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of gay and lesbian couples who simply wish to strengthen their relationships through marriage.”

Tyler is an actress and comedian, and current co-host of CBS’ The Talk. Previously she has appeared on Talk Soup, 24, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and on Friends as Charlie Wheeler.  She currently voices Lana on FX's hit animated show Archer. Her podcast, Girl on Guy was chosen as a best comedy podcast of 2011 on iTunes.

 This is the ninth video released by HRC for the Americans campaign.  Past videos feature Dee Rees and Kim Wayans, Scott Fujita, Josh Charles, Katori Hall, John Leguizamo, Julian Bond, Mo’Nique, and Cory Booker.

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, and political and civic leaders. 

For more information on the campaign or to see the videos, visit www.hrc.org/marriageequality.

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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