A married, Catholic couple lauds a
lesbian family in the first TV commercial from the campaign to defeat
an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution which would limit marriage
to heterosexual couples.
In the 30-second ad released Tuesday,
John and Kim Canny of Savage are identified as Catholic Republicans
married 13 years and raising 3 children. The Cannys say they never
gave gay marriage much thought until a lesbian couple with an adopted
son moved into their neighborhood.
“They were the most wonderful
neighbors,” Kim says in the ad. “It taught all of us in our
little suburban world.”
“We did have some good discussions,”
John says. “In our daughter's world, her normal is so much
different than ours. It didn't faze her at all.”
Kim says, “It's okay to take a second
look,” and John adds, “And when you do, vote no.” (The video
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Minnesotans United for All Families is
airing the spot on six Twin Cities TV stations at a cost of $255,000,
the AP reported.