Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch has
recorded a PSA urging New Yorkers to support gay marriage.
“When I was mayor, I used to ask the
question, 'How am I doing?'” Koch says in the 31-second ad.
“Right now, our state is not doing so
well when it comes to fairness.”
“I'm former mayor Ed Koch and I'm a
New Yorker who supports marriage equality,” he adds. (The video is
embedded in the right panel of this page.)
Koch's ad is part of an ongoing
campaign that features prominent celebrities and politicians,
couple Ethan and Ryan Hawke, New
York city Mayor Michael Bloomberg and singer-songwriter
Moby. The campaign, backed by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC),
the nation's largest gay rights advocate, hopes to build momentum on
the issue now, ahead of a hoped-for second attempt to legalize the
institution later this year.
The campaign created a stir when it
recruited Barbara Bush, the daughter of former president George W.
Bush, to record a video.
Andrew Cuomo recently pledged he would spearhead a new effort to
legalize gay marriage in the Empire State later this year.