Press Room

April 11, 2012

Category: Allies, Marriage

Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman Are Americans for Marriage Equality

Comedic Couple Supports Marriage for Gay and Lesbian Couples

WASHINGTON – Today the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, released a video ad featuring Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman for its Americans for Marriage Equality campaign.  In the hilarious ad, the couple, who have been married since 2003, complain that “Any random man and woman can casually show up at a 24 hour wedding chapel in Vegas, exchange ‘I do’s’ and boom – they’re married.”  The video can be viewed online at www.hrc.org/marriageequality.

“The discrimination that committed and loving gay and lesbian couples face every day doesn’t benefit anyone,” said HRC President Joe Solmonese.  “Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman poignantly remind us that it’s time to end the exclusion of gay and lesbian couples from marriage.”

Mullally is perhaps best known for her Emmy Award winning role as Karen Walker on the hit sitcom, “Will and Grace.”  She can currently be seen on “Breaking In” on Fox opposite Christian Slater.  Offerman is known for his work on the acclaimed NBC series “Parks and Recreation” as Ron Swanson.  The two met in 2000 while performing in a play and married three years later.

This is the eighteenth video released by HRC for the Americans campaign.  Past videos feature Cybill Shepherd, Kristen Bell, Jason Mraz, Rossana Rosado, The Rev. Al Sharpton, U.S. Sen. Al Franken, Michael K. Williams, Aisha Tyler, Scott Fujita, Josh Charles, John Leguizamo, Julian Bond, Mo’Nique, and Mayor 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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