Travel site Expedia is running a video
ad on TV titled Find Your Understanding which features a dad's
journey to his gay daughter's wedding.
The 3-minute video follows Artie
Goldstein's journey, both literally and figuratively, to his
daughter's wedding to another woman in California.
“My expectations of what Jill's life
was going to be included a husband,” Goldstein says in a voice
over. “So when Nikki came to ask my permission to marry our little
girl, that startled me. I told her, 'This is not the dream I had for
As the couple travel, Goldstein
continues to describe how his feelings evolved on the issue.
“Once we got out to California, and
we saw how happy they were, all that trepidation just seemed to go
away. That was a big turning point.”
“You come to terms with it and you
say, 'This is the very natural order of things in your life. And
it's supposed to be this way,'” he adds. (The video is embedded on
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The spot is playing on several cable
channels, including CNN, Bravo, History, Logo, A&E, H2 and