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 on marriage.

“Please vote 'yes' on the marriage protection amendment so that voters always have the final say,” says Yanta.

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. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)