Dr. Brent Ridge and author Josh Kilmer-Purcell, the gay couple starring in the reality series The Fabulous Beekman Boys, have recorded a video urging New Yorkers to support the legalization of gay marriage.

“I'm Dr. Brent Ridge, I'm Josh Kilmer-Purcell, also known as the fabulous Beekman Boys, and we are New Yorkers for marriage equality,” the couple says in their 30-second ad.

“We're among the thousands of New Yorkers who are currently denied marriage equality,” Kilmer-Purcell says.

“In our small, upstate village our neighbors treat our relationship as equal to theirs,” Ridge says.

“It's time the law did, too,” Kilmer-Purcell adds. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

The ad was released on the eve of the show's second season on cabler Planet Green.

The Beekman Boys' 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 rights advocate, has previously featured Hollywood couple Ethan and Ryan Hawke, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and actress Fran Drescher.

Several New York city mayors – former and current – have also recorded ads for the campaign.