Non-Celebrities for Same-Sex Marriage

In a departure from their celebrity-focused videos, today’s video from the Human Rights Campaign features “everyday New Yorkers” urging “the state” to legalize same-sex marriage.

Brian Ellner, who is leading HRC efforts in New York said in a public statement, “With a vote approaching quickly, it’s important for everyone in New York to speak out.”

It’s unclear exactly how quickly a vote is approaching, since Governor Cuomo said he doesn’t want it to go forward if the votes aren’t there. New York magazine’s Chris Smith quotes an unnamed source working with the governor, who predicts, “If it gets to be a week after Memorial Day and we’re still short, you’re really going to see that kind of heavy politics…That’s the only way this gets done.” Non-Celebrities for Same-Sex Marriage