Interviewer Larry King is the latest
celebrity to join the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) New
Yorkers for Marriage Equality campaign.
“I'm Larry King and I'm a native New
Yorker,” King says in his 30-second video ad. “And I know a
thing or two about marriage, maybe three, maybe four.”
“Some of us can get married again and
again. And others can't get married at all. Can't figure that out,”
he says, referring to his eight marriages to seven different women.
“Let's make marriage equality the law
in New York and let's do it now,” King adds. (The video is
embedded in the right panel of this page.)
The 77-year-old King is best known for
hosting CNN's nightly interview program Larry King Live. The
program went off the air after 25 years in December.
King 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 month 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.
On Tuesday, New
York state Representative Daniel O'Donnell introduced a gay marriage
bill in the Assembly.
Last week, former
president Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea Clinton also
threw their support behind New York's latest effort to legalize gay
polling shows a majority (58%) of New York voters favor giving gay
and lesbian couples the right to marry.