Actress Julianna Margulies and her
husband Keith Lieberthal are the latest celebrities to join the Human
Rights Campaign's (HRC) New
Yorkers for Marriage Equality campaign.
“We believe in traditional marriage,”
Margulies says in a 30-second video released on Thursday. “It's a
lifetime commitment to the person you can't imagine life without.”
“A pledge to nurture and support
them, through good and bad without reservation,” Lieberthal says.
“So let's strengthen traditional
marriage by letting every New Yorker embrace this commitment to the
person they love,” Margulies adds. (The video is embedded in the
right panel of this page.)
The 44-year-old Margulies is best know
for playing nurse Carol Hathaway on the long-running NBC medical
drama ER. She currently stars in CBS' legal drama The Good
Margulies and Lieberthal married in
2007. They have a 3-year-old son, Kieran Lindsay Lieberthal.
The couple 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.
polling shows a majority (58%) of New York voters favor giving gay
and lesbian couples the right to marry.