Celebs Lobby for Gay Marriage

Cynthia Nixon, Lance Bass and Mayor Michael Bloomberg are among the high-profile people lobbying for same-sex marriage.

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Lance Bass made several phone calls to New Yorkers all over the city, urging them for their support for marriage equality.
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Lance Bass, formerly of the popular pop group 'N Sync, used the script provided by the New Yorkers United for Marriage coalition as a guide.
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Actress Cynthia Nixon, left, New York Rangers' Sean Avery, center, and Brian Ellner from Campaign for New York Marriage, right, talk with reporters after asking lawmakers to pass legislation to legalize same-sex marriage.
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Armed with a headset, Mayor Michael Bloomberg used the coalition's phone calling system to reach unsuspecting New Yorkers who support marriage equality. People at the other end of the line had no idea it was the Mayor himself, as he often introduced himself by just saying: "Hi, this is Mike."
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg receives instructions on how to use the phone-calling system in order to reach supporters of marriage equality. Bloomberg is a strong advocate of allowing same-sex couples to marry.
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A volunteer wears a "New Yorkers United for Marriage " T-shirt while Lance Bass makes calls to marriage-equality supporters.
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg greets a New Yorkers United for Marriage volunteer.
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At the end of his stint as a volunteer, Mayor Michael Bloomberg went around the call center to greet and thank other volunteers. More than two dozen volunteers called New Yorkers on Wednesday looking for support for marriage equality in the city.
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Although Lance Bass had some trouble reaching people at the beginning because either the wrong number was listed or they weren't home, he expressed joy when he finally reached a supporter of marriage equality on the phone.
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Singer Lance Bass shook hands at the end of the "New Yorkers United for Marriage" event and thanked the volunteers and members of the gay rights coalition.
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After making several phone calls, Lance Bass took the time to pose with other volunteers and fans at the New Yorkers United for Marriage event on Wednesday evening.
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Actress Cynthia Nixon asks lawmakers to pass legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in New York.
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Sen. Kemp Hannon, R-Garden City poses with Actress Cynthia Nixon , left, for a senate photograph.
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