Proponents of a proposed constitutional
amendment which would define marriage as a heterosexual union
released their first TV ads on Monday.
The group Minnesota for Marriage
released two ads.
In the first ad, former Minnesota news
anchor Kalley Yanta asks viewers, “Who should decide the definition
of marriage?” She goes on to state that passage of the amendment
simply ensures voters, not judges or politicians, have the final say
“Please vote 'yes' on the marriage
protection amendment so that voters always have the final say,”
The two ads will air throughout October
at a cost of $175,000, Frank Schubert, campaign manager for Minnesota
for Marriage, told the AP. The ad buy is more than a third of the
group's $484,000 budget.
Yanta returns to narrate the second ad,
titled Good for Marriage.
“Marriage as the union between a man
and a woman has served society well for thousands of years. Marriage
is more than a commitment between two loving people; it was made by
God for the creation and care of the next generation,” Yanta says.
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