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Oakland Toyota Dealership Ad Takes Stand for Marriage Equality
NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, May 9, 2014 | Cheryl Hurd

Posted on 05/09/2014 4:26:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A Bay Area car dealership is standing up for marriage equality in a mainstream television ad. Cheryl Hurd reports.

A Bay Area car dealership is standing up for marriage equality in a mainstream television ad.

Some are calling the ad from a Toyota dealership in Oakland the first of its kind. The ad begins with a woman on the phone talking to her spouse.

The woman is in a driveway apologizing about a decision she made to buy a new car. The commercial then reveals her spouse is a woman.

Toyota of Oakland General Sales Manager Irina Ellis said she is proud of the ad, which started airing on May 1.

"We didn't expect active feedback," Ellis said. "It's amazing. We didn't expect all the emails and phone calls coming into the dealership."

California Cell Phone "Kill Switch" Bill Advances The dealership has received about a hundred emails -- mostly positive and a few negative -- in response to the ad.

Stuart Gaffney and John Lewis, who are leaders in Marriage Equality USA, remember when a national furniture ad featuring a gay couple was pulled in 1994 when someone threatened violence.

The Toyota ad shows America has become more tolerant toward same-sex couples, Gaffney and Lewis said.

"That's why we are seeing majority support nationwide for freedom to marry," Gaffney said. "People realize we are part of every community part of every family. Business support is a part of that change."


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1 posted on 05/09/2014 4:26:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

goomba.


2 posted on 05/09/2014 4:28:58 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: nickcarraway

Anywhere but the Bay Area, this would be a move that would end in bankruptcy.


3 posted on 05/09/2014 4:29:10 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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Anywhere but the Bay Area, this would be a move that would end in bankruptcy.

It still might. Don't lezbos buy subarus?

4 posted on 05/09/2014 4:30:49 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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I doubt it. Most major corporations are pushing it, and most people have given in. People also don’t want to lose their jobs.


5 posted on 05/09/2014 4:33:51 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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Wonder what Toyota corporate thinks about this.

I was considering a 4Runner, but I’m going to keep my powder dry for a while.


6 posted on 05/09/2014 4:33:55 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Shoot cops that shoot dogs.)
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To: nickcarraway

We need to boycott Toyota until they cancel their contract with this dealer.


7 posted on 05/09/2014 4:37:05 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: nickcarraway

they didn’t expect feedback? really??

why the heck would they run such an ad, if not to push homosexual marriage?????


8 posted on 05/09/2014 4:46:26 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: nickcarraway
Its amazing to watch the media promote a lie while the bureaucracy enacts a highly unpopular social policy in spite of what the population wants.

Tyranny isn't imminent, its here.

9 posted on 05/09/2014 4:47:32 PM PDT by skeeter
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Re: Toyota of Oakland General Sales Manager Irina Ellis: “We didn’t expect active feedback. It’s amazing. We didn’t expect all the emails and phone calls coming into the dealership.”

That is such a lie.

No surprise she makes a living selling cars.


10 posted on 05/09/2014 4:51:36 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

LOL! Winner!


11 posted on 05/09/2014 4:55:59 PM PDT by Jvette
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“Its amazing to watch the media promote a lie while the bureaucracy enacts a highly unpopular social policy in spite of what the population wants.”

Libs would be terrified if they knew what I tell my children about their various segments. If there is any silver lining to the mass immigration into this country, it is that my children go to school surrounded by Hispanic and Muslim children that don’t accept any of this deviance.


12 posted on 05/09/2014 4:58:11 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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If there is any silver lining to the mass immigration into this country, it is that my children go to school surrounded by Hispanic and Muslim children that don’t accept any of this deviance.

Liberalism is all about self immolation; whether they know it or not their belief system dooms them. Not only in the next life but this one.

But I don't care to be immolated with them.

13 posted on 05/09/2014 5:14:28 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: nickcarraway

Now there is a principled stand!

Stand-up for the deviants and queers in an area of the country infested with deviants and queers and somehow this shows strength of character?

Wrong all the way around.


14 posted on 05/09/2014 5:20:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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I’m tolerant but barely.....


15 posted on 05/09/2014 5:26:26 PM PDT by cherry
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The commercial then reveals her spouse is a woman.

So wholesome. Hey... were they eating Honey Maid graham crackers?

16 posted on 05/09/2014 5:28:52 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Arm_Bears

4runners are great vehicles, and I’ve owned lots of Toyotas in the past, but geez, it’s getting rather difficult to own anything these days without supporting some type of goon.


17 posted on 05/09/2014 5:29:34 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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If I was shopping Toyota right now would tell my local dealer I was passing because of this homosexual advocating ad


18 posted on 05/09/2014 6:24:31 PM PDT by Josa
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To: Josa

Bump


19 posted on 05/09/2014 6:26:49 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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me too. I don’t own them anymore anyways, my line of work requires 3/4 ton or 1 ton pickups.

I think I’m calling Toyota anyways, just to let them know I’ve owned several and won’t own anymore unless they distance themselves from this bullcrap.


20 posted on 05/09/2014 7:46:13 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: nickcarraway

Isn’t same sex marriage legal in the state already?


21 posted on 05/09/2014 8:34:07 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: nickcarraway

Yawn...

22 posted on 05/10/2014 1:28:29 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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