Alec Baldwin is livid that the state of
New York won't allow him to marry Jesse Tyler Ferguson, never mind,
Baldwin says, that he's straight.
The 52-year-old star of NBC's comedy
hit 30 Rock wants New Yorkers to oust the senators who voted
against legalizing gay marriage last year because Ferguson, star of
the ABC comedy hit Modern Family, has a crush on him.
is responding to a video Ferguson recorded for Fight
Back NY. In the video, Ferguson says, “I have a crush on
someone.” That someone is Baldwin. “He doesn't know it yet, but
we are going to get married.” An off-camera voice, however, breaks
the news to Ferguson that Baldwin is straight. “Why would you
spring this on me here?” a brokenhearted Ferguson rhetorically
But Baldwin, straight as he may be, is
prepared to walk down the aisle with Ferguson.
“As a result of this video, a vast
and malicious whisper campaign has emerged alleging that I can't
marry Jesse because I'm not gay,” Baldwin replies in a new video
Baldwin says the only reason he can't
marry Ferguson is because gay marriage is illegal in New York.
“Help Fight Back New York remove from
office those senators who stand in the way of equality,” he says.
“Because no one tells a New Yorker
that they can't marry Jesse Tyler Ferguson,” he adds. (The video
is embedded in the right panel of this page.)
in the City 2 star Cynthia Nixon, who campaigned heavily
for passage of the law last year and is openly lesbian, was
featured in a video for the group in March.