Acclaimed dancer-choreographer Bill T. Jones is the latest celebrity to join the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) New Yorkers for Marriage Equality campaign.

“We all agree that marriage is a fundamental right. And in our country, and in our society, there are no second-class citizens,” Jones says in a 30-second video released on Tuesday. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

In 2009, the 59-year-old Jones won a Tony Award for Best Choreography for the Broadway musical Fela!, which he co-created, directed and choreographed.

He's best know as the co-founder of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, which he and his late partner, Arnie Zane, created in 1982.

Jones is among the growing number of celebrities and prominent politicians to record a video for the campaign that began last year.

Five gay rights groups – including HRC – last week announced the formation of New Yorkers United for Marriage to begin a new push for the legalization of gay marriage in New York. The campaign will be coordinated by Governor Andrew Cuomo's office.

Recent polling shows a majority (58%) of New York voters favor giving gay and lesbian couples the right to marry.