Skip to comments.Same-sex marriage backers go to TV - New ads ask viewers to 'open hearts and minds' on the issue.
Posted on 10/08/2007 7:59:28 AM PDT by SmithL
Frustrated in efforts to legalize same-sex marriage through legislation or litigation, proponents will launch a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign this week to "open hearts and minds" in Sacramento and other major cities.
The 60-second ads will run in the capital, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Palm Springs as part of a monthslong campaign to prod families to openly discuss same-sex marriage.
"The long-term goal is to have the majority of Californians support the freedom to marry -- to change the climate here," said Geoff Kors, executive director of Equality California, which is coordinating the campaign.
Benjamin Lopez, spokesman for the Traditional Values Coalition, which opposes same-sex marriage, called the effort "grasping at straws."
"This notion of a redefined marriage goes against the laws of God and against nature," he said.
The same TV spot will run in all five cities, beginning Thursday.
The ad depicts a traditional wedding, with an excited crowd, a flower girl tossing petals and a tuxedoed groom. As the bride walks down the aisle, she is tripped by a spectator and sprawls onto the floor. These words fill the screen:
"What if you couldn't marry the person you loved?"
Supplementing the TV campaign, thousands of volunteers are expected to participate in the multifaceted promotional push -- called "Let California Ring" -- by conducting house parties, knocking on voters' doors, giving speeches or assisting in e-mail or Web activities.
Legislation to permit same-sex marriage sits on the desk of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has vowed to veto it as he did a similar measure two years ago.
Schwarzenegger, in his previous veto message, cited a ballot initiative passed by voters in 2000 to limit marriage to a man and a woman.
(Excerpt) Read more at sacbee.com ...
And when that doesn’t work, they will ram it down our throats anyway...
The GOP can use this to their advantage. But the GOP leadership is stuck on stupid.
Keep an open mind and someone will fill it with garbage...
No one’s denying them the right to get married. They merely need to find someone of the opposite sex to wed.
This should be taught as a example of creeping incrementalism . Way back when government first started getting involved in regulating a sacred ritual this battle was as good as lost .
“What if you couldn’t marry the person you loved?”
Well, they could still meet in outhouses to do what they like......
and this: http://michellemalkin.com/2007/09/27/miller-beer-steps-in-it-again-the-folsom-street-fair-fiasco/
Call me dense, but how the heck does that relate to the video?
This issue is merely a means to an end.
So what if the person happens to 'love' a 10-year-old? Should we make that legal just because?
“way back” there was no government recording of who was married. You only had family bibles, church records, and often times, NOTHING. (not to mention the inheritance fraud) The government involvement has NOTHING to do with ritual. In fact all you need do is sign the dotted line at the marriage license window together and you are legally married with no “ritual”.
This is about ENDORSING a specific sexual ACT. This is about deinstitutionalizing the family unit.
That has nothing to do with whether or not the government. merely records a marriage.
And if that doesn't work, proponents can just go on doing what they've been doing for the last few decades: changing the climate by nibbling away using TV programs, hollyweird movies, propaganda in public schools, etc.
If you look at marriage as a legal contract, then there's absolutely no benefit that a marriage conveys, that can't be obtained legally with a little forethought (wills, "next of kin", inheritance, etc).
If you look at marriage as a religious contract (as I do) then...unless you are arrogant enough to re-write God's word, then there's nothing in the Bible that says "Marriage is between a Man and a Woman, unless you happen to disagree with that." End of story, as far as I'm concerned.
So, IMHO, all this boils down to is gays bellowing at the top of their lungs that "They're just like us, except different."
Also add mexico to post.
I am afraid I have so completely failed to make my point for you , that I am beyond rehabilitation .
Apparently. Also, ones grandmother, sibling, etc.
It is actually a direct talking point of Prof. Lakoff’s ‘winning with words’.
His propaganda advise is to eliminate the concept of children in marriage and ONLY talk about “marriage is about two people who loooove each other and are committed to a relationship.”
IOW Prof. Lakoff is substituting hedonistic satisfaction to marriage is an institution which society requards because it benefits society.
This ad campaign is urging marriage be defined by an sexual acts of adults.
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