Larry King supports same-sex marriage rights.
Larry King, the legendary television and radio personality and former host of CNN’s “Larry King Live”, has come out in support of same-sex marriage rights in the state of New York.
King recorded a video clip stating his support for the cause as part of the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) “New Yorkers for Marriage Equality Campaign”.
In the video, King discusses the injustice of denying marriage to same-sex couples.
“I know a thing or two about marriage,” he says in the clip – a tongue in cheek reference to his life; the 77 year old has been married eight times, to seven different women.
“Some of can get married again and again and some of us can’t get married at all. I can’t figure that out,” he says, adding, “Let’s make marriage equality the law in New York – and let’s do it now.”
King, a native of Brooklyn, New York, has been honoured with an Emmy Award and two Peabody Awards for his work. He was also inducted into both the Radio Hall of Fame and the Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
“As New York prepares for a vote on marriage equality, we are thrilled to have such an iconic native New Yorker and one of the nation’s most recognisable and respected TV personalities lend his voice to the cause,” said HRC Senior New York Strategist Brian Ellner.
A recent poll shows public opinion continues to trend toward marriage equality in New York State with a record high of 58 percent support and a record low of 36 percent opposition.
View King’s video here.