Actress Lucy Liu has recorded a video
urging New Yorkers to support the legalization of gay marriage in the
“I was born in Jackson Heights,
Queens,” Liu says in the 30-second spot. “New York has always
been about diversity and acceptance. Please join me in supporting
marriage equality for all New Yorkers.” (The video is embedded in
the right panel of this page.)
The 42-year-old actress became know for
her role in the Fox legal drama-comedy Ally McBeal, in which
she starred opposite Calista Flockhart. She's gone on to star in
several films, including Charlie's Angels, Chicago and Kill
Liu's video 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.
Andrew Cuomo recently pledged he would spearhead a new effort to
legalize gay marriage in the Empire State later this year.