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Whoopi for N.Y. Marriage Equality

Whoopi for N.Y. Marriage Equality


Whoopi Goldberg continues her advocacy for marriage equality in New York with a new video for the New Yorkers for Marriage Equality campaign from HRC.

"What do you care who's sleeping with who or who marries who?" asks the cohost of The View in the video. "What do you care? Does it affect your day? I don't think it does, but what does affect your day is the fact that keeping certain people not equal as Americans, kind of messes us up, you know, as Americans."

This season, Goldberg also released a video for Fight Back New York, which works alone and in collaboration with HRC and other groups to help win marriage equality in the state. She joins other prominent figures with connections to New York in supporting the HRC campaign, including Julianne Moore, Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon, Moby, Fran Drescher, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The marriage equality bill failed by a vote of 38-24 in the Democratic-controlled senate last year, but advocates are hopeful of another attempt in 2011. Following weeks of recounting since the election, it appears that Republicans will hold a slim lead in the senate next year. Presumptive senate majority leader Dean Skelos has said he would not block a marriage equality vote, and governor-elect Andrew Cuomo called the issue a "priority" during the campaign.

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