Actress Fran Drescher appears in a new
ad supporting gay marriage in New York.
The ads, backed by the Human Rights
Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest gay advocate, feature prominent
celebrities and politicians urging New Yorkers to join the campaign
for gay marriage.
“With a voice like this, you know I
got to be a New Yorker,” Drescher says in the ad, referring to her
unmistakable nasal drawl. “But I'm also an American. And to me
that means justice and equality and liberty for everyone.” (The
video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)
The campaign has previously featured
singer-songwriter Moby, actress
Julianne Moore, fashion designer Kenneth Cole, Jeanne
Moutoussamy-Ashe, the widow of tennis great Arthur Ashe, and New
York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
his ad, Moby says, “One of the things that made me most proud
of being a New Yorker for decades is the fact that we embrace all
people and walks of life.”
The campaign hopes to build momentum on
the issue now, ahead of a hoped-for vote next year to legalize gay
marriage in the state after last year's failed bid.