Sam Waterston Joins HRC's &quotNew Yorkers for Marriage Equality Campaign&quot

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Law and Order star supports equality for all New Yorkers.

Washington - Sam Waterston, the long-time star of Law and Order, is the latest voice in the Human Rights Campaign - the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization - "New Yorkers for Marriage Equality" campaign. In a new video, Waterston says, "Let's make the system fair and end institutionalized bigotry." The campaign, which raises the public profile of marriage equality in the Empire State, can be viewed online at

"We are on the brink of marriage equality in New York," said HRC New York Senior Strategist Brian Ellner "We are excited to have Sam Waterston lend his voice to our New Yorkers for Marriage Equality campaign, joining elected leaders, celebrities, and everyday New Yorkers in the fight for fairness."

A new poll released last week 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.

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 Sam Waterston, Christopher Meloni, Mario Batali, David Chang, and Tom Colicchio, Lucy Liu, Bill Bratton and Rikki Klieman, Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, the Fabulous Beekman Boys, 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, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, 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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