Actress-comedian-talk show host Whoopi Goldberg has recorded a video urging New Yorkers to support gay marriage.

“This is the U.S., and we're all supposed to be equal,” Goldberg says in the ad. “Keeping certain people not equal as Americans, kind of messes us up … you know, as Americans.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

This is the second video Goldberg has recorded in the fight to win marriage equality in New York.

In a video for Fight Back NY, the 54-year-old Goldberg urges New Yorkers to oust state senators who last year rejected a gay marriage bill.

“See, now is the time to stand up for our friends,” she says. “And really, darling, it's a no-brainer.”

Goldberg's newest ad, released Tuesday, is part of an ongoing campaign that features prominent celebrities and politicians, including Hollywood couple Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, New York city Mayor Michael Bloomberg and singer-songwriter Moby. The campaign, backed by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest gay advocate, hopes to build momentum on the issue now, ahead of a hoped-for second attempt to legalize the institution next year.

The prospects of passage in the Senate, where the bill stalled last year, have dimmed with the November 2 GOP takeover of the chamber. No Republican state senator backed the measure last year.