Steve Tisch, owner of the New York Giants, has recorded a video for the Human Rights Campaign’s New Yorkers for Marriage Equality initiative in support of New York becoming the sixth and largest state to approve marriage equality.
The Human Rights Campaign released the following statement alongside the video:
“We’re honored to have an incredibly well respected and revered businessman in New York, like Steve Tisch, join our cause,” said Brian Ellner, HRC’s Senior Strategist in New York. “He’s won an Academy Award and a Super Bowl ring and now he’s helping us win marriage equality in New York.”
On Tuesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced the Marriage Equality Act into the state Assembly. A bill must be passed by both the Assembly and the Senate by the end of the legislative session on June 20. Read more on that here.
A Quinnipiac poll released in the last few weeks confirms record support for marriage equality in the state with 58% of respondents favoring same-sex marriage. Previous polls have also suggested 58% support marriage equality in the state.
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