Julianna Margulies and Husband Keith Lieberthal Join HRC's "New Yorkers for Marriage Equality"

by HRC Staff

The Good Wife Actress and Her Husband Support Equality for All New Yorkers

Washington - Emmy Award winning actress Julianna Margulies and her husband Keith Lieberthal have joined forces with the Human Rights Campaign - the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization - in a new video for its "New Yorkers for Marriage Equality" campaign. In the video, the couple describes the need to strengthen traditional marriage by "letting every New Yorker embrace this commitment to the person they love." The campaign, which raises the public profile of marriage equality in the Empire State, can be viewed online at www.hrc.org/NY4marriage.

"We have enormous momentum in New York with super majority public support and a popular Governor championing equality," said HRC Senior Strategist Brian Ellner. "Julianna Margulies and Keith Lieberthal want all New Yorkers to be able to make a life-long commitment to the person they love. That is what we're fighting for."

A recent poll released by Siena Research Institute shows public opinion continues to trend toward marriage equality in New York State with a record high of 58 percent support and a record low of 36 percent opposition.

Julianna Margulies is known for her Emmy and Golden Globe winning performances on ER and The Good Wife, as well as her roles on The Sopranos and The Mists of Avalon, among others. Her husband Keith Lieberthal is an attorney in New York.

The New Yorkers for Marriage Equality campaign is centered on video testimonials from New Yorkers who support the right of same-sex couples to marry. To date, HRC has released videos from Bill T. Jones Sam Waterston, Christopher Meloni, Mario Batali, David Chang, and 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 - with more to follow in the coming weeks.

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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