Two former New York City Mayors — David Dinkins and Ed Koch — have joined the HRC’s “New Yorkers for Marriage Equality” campaign by appearing in videos supporting these important civil rights.
I’d like to point out that former Mayor Rudy Guiliani, who has several gay friends, has yet to join the campaign.
Two recent New York polls show a strong majority of New Yorkers support marriage equality. A Siena Research Institute Poll found 57 percent of New Yorkers support marriage for same-sex couples and another recent poll by Quinnipiac University had support at 56 percent.
The New Yorkers for Marriage Equality campaign is centered on video testimonials from New Yorkers who support the right of same-sex couples to marry.
To date, HRC has released videos from Former Mayors Ed Koch and David Dinkins, Ethan and Ryan Hawke, Russell Simmons, Mark and Sunrise Ruffalo, John Slattery, Joan Rivers, Barbara Bush, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Whoopi Goldberg, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon, Fran Drescher, Moby, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, Julianne Moore and Kenneth Cole.
In addition to rising acceptance in New York state, a Washington Post/ABC poll today found 53% of Americans support marriage equality. That’s the first time to show majority acceptance in the 7 years of the poll.