Voice for Equality: Bringing the freedom to marry to N.Y., Dina-style

Dina Manzo, who is best known for having appeared on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, is a mother, interior decorator, and the founder of the non-profit organization Project Ladybug. She and her family live in the affluent town of Franklin Lakes, NJ. She has been married to Tommy Manzo, co-owner of the event and catering facility The Brownstone, since 2006. Manzo is her second husband. Tommy's brother and business partner is the husband of Dina's older sister and cast mate, Caroline, making the two both sisters and sisters-in-law. Their wedding was featured on the VH1 television show My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding. A lot of reality stars say they support gay rights, but this former Housewife is putting her money where her mouth is by producing My Big Gay Italian Wedding off-Broadway in New York.

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Video: Cyndi Lauper discusses her work as an LGBT advocate and her video campaign: “Give A Damn”

In an interview with George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America" Cyndi Lauper (a Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality) expressed her support for marriage equality and stressed the importance of people talking and sharing their stories and experiences.

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Voice for Equality: LuAnn de Lesseps

LuAnn de Lesseps is best known for her appearances on the reality television show The Real Housewives of New York City. Her nickname of "Countess" comes from her previous marriage to Frenchman Alexandre de Lesseps, a descendant of Ferdinand de Lesseps, the architect of the Suez Canal.

The Real Housewives of New York City star recently sat down to pose with tape over her mouth for the NOH8 campaign supporting the freedom to marry.

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Voice for Equality: Eminem comes out in favor of the freedom to marry

Marshall Mathers, aka Eminem, answers questions about his new album which features a more confessional, less violent tone.

When asked in June of 2010 about his gay-bashing lyrics in the past and what his current view is on marriage equality, he answered, "I think if two people love each other, then what the hell? I think that everyone should have the chance to be equally miserable, if they want."

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Voice for Equality: Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo

Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo responded to a pre-FIFA World Cup interview question about his native country's new freedom to marry law by saying, "...we must respect the choices made by anyone, because, after all, all citizens should have the exact same rights and responsibilities."

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“Glee” star Jane Lynch is a married woman

Jane Lynch and Lara Embry who were married over the weekend in Massachusetts – one of five states in the US (plus the District of Columbia) where the freedom to marry is legal.

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Video: Actress Cynthia Nixon discusses her engagement and the lack of marriage protections in NY

Cynthia Nixon talks about her engagement to longtime girlfriend, Christine Marinoni, and the challenge they face in planning a wedding because New York State does not yet honor the freedom to marry.

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Video: Stars reenact Prop 8 trial testimony

The Courage Campaign is launching "Testimony: Equality On Trial", a project in which several well-known actors reenact testimony given by the plaintiffs in Perry v. Schwarzenegger and marriage equality supporters are encouraged to send in their own reenactments.

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Voice for Equality: Camryn Manheim

Freedom to Marry salutes Camryn Manheim as a Voice for Equality!

Ms. Manheim is an American actress known primarily for her roles as attorney Ellenor Frutt on ABC's The Practice and Delia Banks on CBS's Ghost Whisperer and as Elvis Presley's mother in the 2005 mini-series Elvis. In 1983 she made a brief appearance as a girl in an elevator in Sudden Impact alongside Clint Eastwood in the post-courtroom scene at the beginning. In 1998, Manheim collected an Emmy for her work on The Practice and exclaimed that "This is for all the fat girls!" She followed up on this statement with a one-woman show entitled Wake Up, I'm Fat! followed by her autobiography with the same name.

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Voice for Equality: Anthony LaPaglia

Freedom to Marry salutes Anthony LaPaglia as a Voice for Equality. Mr. LaPaglia is an Australian actor best known for his Golden Globe Award-winning role as FBI agent Jack Malone on the American TV series "Without a Trace", and for his Emmy Award-winning portrayal of Simon Moon on the TV show "Frasier".

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