Broadway star Daphne Rubin-Vega has joined a campaign urging New Yorkers to support the legalization of gay marriage.

The 41-year-old actress best known for her Tony Award-nominated portrayal of Mimi Marquez, a heroin-addicted, HIV+ exotic dancer, in the musical Rent has recorded videos for the campaign in both English and Spanish.

“There is nothing more important to me than the love and commitment that a family brings. That's why I support equal marriage rights for all,” the Panamanian-born beauty says. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

The ad is part of an ongoing campaign that features prominent celebrities and politicians. The campaign, backed by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest gay advocate, has previously featured singer-songwriter Moby, actresses Fran Drescher and Julianne Moore, fashion designer Kenneth Cole, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, the widow of tennis great Arthur Ashe, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

In an ad featuring longtime Hollywood couple Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, Bacon says, “We all deserve the right to marry the person we love,” as he beams at his wife of 22 years.

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. Speaking at a gay fundraiser in October, Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo vowed he'd legalize gay marriage, if elected.