Sitcom stars Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman support gay marriage

Couple shares their feelings in new video for Human Rights Campaign

Sitcom stars Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman support gay marriage
17 April 2012

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.'

HAVE YOUR SAY

MORE TOP STORIES

No thumbnail available

Judges clear the way for gay marriage throughout Brazil

National Council of Justice rules government offices that issue marriage licenses have no standing to reject gay couples
No thumbnail available

News anchor swears, has ‘gay’ slipup on first day

Most people's bad first days are in private, but one local news anchor had his in front of thousands of people in North Dakota
No thumbnail available

US Citizenship and Immigration Services issues its first marriage based green card

Cathy Davis is the first gay immigrant granted a US green card due to a marriage to a same sex spouse
No thumbnail available

A US judge places the North Dakota same-sex marriage case on hold

In 2014 June, seven same-sex couples challenged the state's ban and its refusal to honor gay marriages from other states
No thumbnail available

Alleged gay sex attack at Prince Harry army base

A military police investigation has been launched after claims young soldier was victim of 'horrifying' sexual assault
No thumbnail available

UN called upon to oppose rampant worldwide anti gay and trans bigotry

Rights group tell UN Human Rights Council to take action against homophobia, following its ongoing discussion of a report on the matter
RBS to train bank staff so they don’t assume you are straight, offer Mx

RBS to train bank staff so they don’t assume you are straight, offer Mx

Royal Bank of Scotland also promises it will make it easier for trans people to change their gender on their accounts
This is how Mississippi’s gay adoption ban affects ordinary couples

This is how Mississippi’s gay adoption ban affects ordinary couples

Last remaining ban on same-sex adoption in United States challenged in federal court
Couple told not to kiss in swimming pool ends in hateful threats

Couple told not to kiss in swimming pool ends in hateful threats

The mother of a man who posted an act of discrimination online has received threats: ‘I fear for my life’
No thumbnail available

Boy, 8, writes heartwarming gay marriage letter

Carter Gustafson has written a letter to the state of Minnesota pleading with them to let his two mothers marry