Actress Cybill Shepherd has recorded a
video for the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) Americans for Marriage
“Why would the government think that
I am more deserving than a gay or lesbian couple? Just because I'm
straight? That doesn't make any sense,” Shepherd says in the
45-second video released Wednesday.
“I believe we are all equal in the
eyes of the law. And therefore, we all deserve marriage equality.”
The 62-year-old actress played Phyllis
Kroll in the groundbreaking lesbian drama The L Word.
Jane Lynch says Cybill Shepherd loves her lesbian daughters.)
Recent contributors to Americans for
Marriage Equality include The Talk co-host Aisha
Tyler, Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott
Fujita, Pariah's Kim
Wayans and Dee Rees (the film's star and writer-director),
Precious star Mo'Nique,
The Good Wife's Josh
Charles, singer Jason
Mraz, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon
Ayanbedejo, the Rev.
Al Sharpton, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd
Blankfein, Washington Governor Chris
Gregoire, Minnesota Senator Al
Franken and Julian
Bond, chairman emeritus of the National Association for the
advancement of Colored People (NAACP).