Actress Sharon Gless is urging
Floridians to “get engaged” with the state's ongoing campaign to
legalize gay marriage.
In a 50-second video released Sunday,
Gless endorses Equality Florida's Get
“I can't imagine what my life would
be like if somebody told me that I couldn't marry the person I love,”
Gless says in the clip. “And yet that is what is going on in the
State of Florida every day, when they tell thousands of men and women
that they cannot have what we all want: To marry the one person we
love with all our heart. I'm Sharon Gless and I'm asking you to
support Equality Florida. And join Get Engaged in the fight for
marriage equality.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit
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Nadine Smith, CEO of Equality Florida,
applauded Gless for publicly expressing her support.
“We are at a tipping point in the
movement for full equality, and the voices of allies like Sharon
Gless will make a huge difference,” Smith said.
LGBT audiences will likely remember
Gless, 70, for her unforgeable performances as Det. Sgt. Christine
Cagney in Cagney & Lacey and Debbie Novotny in Showtime's
groundbreaking gay drama Queer as Folk.
gay couples challenge Florida's gay marriage ban.)