An ad in support of gay marriage
features the Very Rev. Gary Hall, the dean of the Washington National
The 30-second ad produced by the
Respect for Marriage Coalition was released on Friday, just days
before the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in two
cases related to the issue.
“A growing majority of Americans have
come to believe it's time to allow marriage for gay and lesbian
couples,” a male announcer says in the ad before a series of people
talk about their gay family members, friends and neighbors.
Hall says in the ad that he supports
equal marriage because of “a couple in my ministry.” (The video
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The ad is expected to air during the
Sunday morning talk shows on stations in Washington.
In January, Hall announced that the
National Cathedral will allow gay and lesbian couples to marry in
“I think marriage equality is the
major social justice issue of this moment and I think it's important
for us to lead on it in our church and in the cathedral,” Hall said
during an appearance on cabler Current's The War Room.