New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has joined the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) New Yorkers for Marriage Equality campaign.

“I'm State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, a proud New Yorker and a life-long Long Islander, and I support marriage equality,” the 57-year-old DiNapoli says in his 30-second video ad released Friday.

“As state comptroller, I believe in equal opportunity and a level playing field and that includes being able to marry the person you love.”

“And I mean right here in New York, where we all live and pay taxes,” he adds, referring to the state's recognition of gay and lesbian marriages performed outside its borders. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

DiNapoli, a former state assemblyman, narrowly held on to his post in last year's general election. He was overwhelmingly elected to the post by New York state lawmakers in 2007.

DiNapoli is among the growing number of prominent politicians, celebrities and professional athletes to record a video for the campaign that began last year. New York Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Mayors Ed Koch and Dave Dinkins have also recorded similar ads.