Minnesota Senator Al Franken and his
wife Franni star in a new ad in which the couple calls on Minnesotans
to reject a proposed gay marriage ban.
The video, released Monday by
Minnesotans United for All Families, the coalition of groups working
to defeat the amendment on November 6, features the Frankens, married
35 years, in their home.
“Love is love, and commitment is
commitment, and marriage is marriage,” says Mrs. Franken in the
2-minute video. “Nobody owns it; it shouldn't be taken away from
you. This amendment is just not Minnesotan.”
“It isn't a Minnesota way, but I
don't think it's an American way, either,” Mr. Franken says.
“Commitment to each other, I think, is a good thing, a stabilizing
force in society. And I think that's what we want. We want it for
each other. We should want it for everybody.”
“I believe that it's time that all
people who love each other be able to be married,” he adds. (The
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