The campaign to increase support for
marriage equality in Ohio released a new 30-second ad on Tuesday.
According to advocacy group Why
Marriage Matters Ohio, the ad is running in major Ohio television
In the ad, Henry Hawley and George
Vassos of Chagrin Falls talk about marrying in New York after sharing
their lives for 50 years.
“I can't imagine my life without
Henry,” George says in the ad.
“There aren't too many who have 50
years together and I think we're very fortunate to have had that,”
“Well, we got married October 25,”
George says. “We're really fortunate that the country is turning
around, 19 states so far and hopefully Ohio will be next.” (The
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The ad comes as supporters prepare for
an August 6 hearing before the Cincinnati-based Sixth Circuit Court
of Appeals. The court will hear back-to-back appeals in cases
challenging marriage bans in Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee and Kentucky.
Strickland to speak at gay marriage rally in Cincinnati.)