First TV Ad Spot: "Sam Putnam"
Tells the story of Sam Putnam of Portland, who plays football and baseball, and is the pride and joy of his mother, Jennifer and her partner, Michelle. For Sam, it's pretty basic -- this is his family and he wants them to be valued and treated equally in Maine.
Second TV Ad: "Bill Whitten"
Introduces Bill Witten of Yarmouth, a former college football player and U.S. Marine. Bill has two daughters -- one gay and one straight. For Bill, it's simple -- he wants both his girls treated fairly and equally, and that includes marrying the person they love most in the world.
Equality California Launches New TV Ads
The ads feature real couples and LGBT youth discussing why marriage matters and how inequality hurts.
Barb & Don
Pride Agenda's TV ad calling for equal treatment for all New York families.
One Iowa's TV Ad to Protect the Freedom to Marry in Iowa.
Garden State Equality's commercial "Busy Family" is a cinema verite-style portrait of a real-life same-sex couple at home with their two kids. As the couple feeds their kids in a busy scene typical of any family, President Bush is seen on a television in their living room, delivering a speech to Congress about his belief that committed same-sex couples should be banned from marriage.
Every day gay and lesbian Californians are denied the freedom to marry the person they love. Let California Ring is a public education campaign to open hearts and minds about the freedom to marry and the respect, support, protections, and responsibilities that come with marriage. Comprised of a coalition of 45 diverse local, state and national organizations, Let California Ring is a project of Equality California Institute.
VIDEO: All couples bicker
Young & Rubicam in Chicago and HSI director Max Vitali have shot three new commercials for Equal Marriage Illinois. The message: Gay couple irritate each other just as much as straight couples do.
The story behind 'Think Equal'
Think Equal Ads
After the elections, I had been thinking about the NJ Supreme Court's decision on same-sex couples, and wanted to do something for equality. I wasn't quite sure what I — a straight political junkie kid — had to offer... One of the things we felt we could address is how the netroots talks about marriage. Often, we ignore the substance of the issue to discuss the politics — how the right uses it as a distraction, how silly their attacks are, and what's the best way for candidates to approach the issue. In doing so, it makes us think marriage is being discussed, but it's really not.
If you didn't see these commercials for marriage rights during election 2004, check them out now!
Learn more about what's going on in New York and take action now! (Link)
As you may know, Maine's constitution provides for referendum on bills enacted into law. (Link)
The Human Rights Campaign released a statement and a factual rebuttal on a television spot produced by the National Organization for Marriage. In the ad, actors make disproven claims about marriage for lesbian and gay couples. (Link)