Actor Mark Ruffalo, who stars in the
lesbian moms movie The Kids Are All Right, and his wife
Sunrise have recorded a video urging New Yorkers to support the
legalization of gay marriage.
“We're raising our three kids to
treat everyone with dignity and respect,” Sunrise says in the
“We believe everyone should have the
right and the chance to be with the person they love, straight or
gay,” Mark adds. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this
The Ruffalos' 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.
Mark Ruffalo, who received an Oscar
best supporting actor nomination for his portrayal of biological
father Paul in The Kids Are All Right, is
expected to team up with Glee
creator Ryan Murphy in the upcoming big screen adaptation of the
Larry Kramer AIDS drama The