Sitcom stars Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman support gay marriage
Couple shares their feelings in new video for Human Rights Campaign
Television stars Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman have been married since 2003 and they want same-sex couples to have the same opportunity to get hitched as they did.
In a new video for the Human Rights Campaign's Americans for Marriage Equality campaign, Parks and Recreation cast member Offerman jokes: 'You know, the night Megan and I got married, she actually thought she was marrying Cedric the Entertainer.'
I sure did,' says Mullally, best known for her role as Karen Walker on the long-running sitcom Will & Grace.
Offerman points out: 'Any man and woman can casually show up at a 24-hour wedding chapel in Vegas and exchange I Do's. So why can't gay and lesbian couples who have literally spent their entire lives together have the same opportunity?'
In an interview with MSNBC's Thomas Roberts this week, Offerman said many of the couple's friends and family are impacted by the inability of same-sex couples to get married in most states in the US.
'It just makes common sense,' he said. 'Those marriages are part of the team. These people just want to be a lovely family. And it’s not just the marriages that we need to focus on. These people have children and those children are also being denied rights that are being afforded ’normal’ marriages.'