Fashion editor Anna Wintour is the latest celebrity to join the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) New Yorkers for Marriage Equality campaign.

“As far as I'm concerned having the right to say 'I do' is as fundamental as the right to vote,” Wintour says in her 30-second video ad, which was posted on the group's website Tuesday.

“The time is now. Please join me in supporting marriage equality for all New Yorkers,” she ads. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

The 61-year-old, British-born Wintour has helmed fashion glossy Vogue since 1988.

Wintour 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. Last week, New York state Representative Daniel O'Donnell introduced a gay marriage bill in the Assembly.

The issue has become heated in recent weeks as New York lawmakers enter the final weeks of the legislative session. On Sunday, New York state Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. led a rally in the Bronx in opposition to the proposed legislation, and the New York Times reported that leading donors to the Republican Party and right-leaning causes were largely funding the push to make New York the sixth state to legalize the institution.