Actor John Leguizamo is the latest celebrity to record a video for the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) Americans for Marriage Equality campaign.

“Loving, committed couples should be able to marry the person they love and protect their families. And nothing is more important than family. And nothing says family like marriage,” the 47-year-old Leguizamo says in his 30-second ad. “So please join me and the majority of Americans who support marriage equality.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

Leguizamo, who played drag queen Chi-Chi Rodriguez in the 1995 film To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar, was born in Colombia and his family emigrated to the United States when he was four.

Similar HRC campaigns have focused on winning marriage equality in a specific state, previously New York and currently Maryland.

Americans for Marriage Equality places the campaign on a national stage and includes videos from the Marylanders for Marriage Equality campaign.

Recent contributors include Precious star Mo'Nique, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbedejo and Julian Bond, chairman emeritus of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.