New York Rangers player Sean Avery has recorded a video message in support of legalizing same-sex marriage in New York as part of the Human Rights Campaign’s New Yorkers for Marriage Equality drive.
Watch the video below:
HRC Senior New York Strategist Brian Ellner commented on Avery’s involvement, saying: “Sean Avery knows what it means to be a leader – on and off the ice. As the first professional athlete in the state to publicly support marriage equality, his voice is sure to resonate. Like a majority of New Yorkers, he believes in the freedom of all loving, committed couples to marry.”
Former president Bill Clinton has also thrown his support behind an initiative to make New York the sixth state to legalize marriage equality. More on that here.
Polls suggest that more New Yorkers than ever support marriage equality at some 58%. Read more on that here.
Recently, a host of CEOs penned a letter to lawmakers saying that marriage equality was good business sense and that it would be extremely damaging should New York be left behind. Read more here.
Legislators are expected to take up a marriage equality bill in the next few weeks.
For previous coverage of marriage equality efforts in New York, please click here.