Three respected New York chefs – Tom Colicchio, Mario Batali and David Chang – have joined the growing list of celebrities and politicians who have recorded videos for the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) New Yorkers for Marriage Equality campaign.

In his ad, celebrated Korean-American chef Chang, owner of Momofuku Noodle Bar, Momofuku Ssam Bar, Ma Peche, Momofuku Milk Bar and Momofuku Ko in New York City, urges New Yorkers to support the legalization of gay marriage.

“We take no reservations at our restaurants and I have no reservations about supporting marriage equality,” Chang says. “New Yorkers believe in fairness.”

Chef Batali urges New Yorkers to “come to the table for marriage equality” in his 30-second ad.

“Our current legislation toward marriage is a recipe for disaster,” adds Batali, who currently owns 17 mostly Italian eateries throughout the United States and is the author of numerous cookbooks.

In his ad, Colicchio, star of cabler Bravo's Top Chef, says: “We're known for our great food in New York, why can't we be known as a place for equality, too.”

“The key ingredient to a good marriage is love. That's why I'm a New Yorker for marriage equality. Let's not shut the door for marriage for loving couples.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

The three ads are part of an ongoing campaign by HRC, the nation's largest gay rights advocate, which hopes to build momentum on the issue now ahead of a second attempt to legalize the institution in the state later this Spring.