Comedian Joan Rivers has recorded a video urging New Yorkers to support the legalization of gay marriage.

“I'm Joan Rivers and I'm a native New Yorker and I totally support marriage equality,” Rivers says in the video.

“What is it?” she then asks.

“Only kidding,” she adds, and then, with an exaggerated look of indifference, she says, “Do what you want, I got my own problems.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

The 77-year-old entertainer, a strong ally for gay rights, raised eyebrows last year when she said gay actors who play romantic leads should not reveal their sexuality.

Rivers' 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.

The campaign created a stir when it recruited Barbara Bush, the daughter of former president George W. Bush, to record a video.

Despite a Republican majority in the New York Senate, Senator Thomas Duane has promised he'll introduce a gay marriage bill this session.