A television commercial in support of gay marriage will begin airing Sunday for three days in Alabama.

A married couple and their daughter appear in the 30-second ad, which begins airing in the Birmingham and Montgomery TV markets today.

“Alabama does not recognize our marriage,” one of the women says. “Everyone wants to believe that if you do what you're supposed to do, you will be taken care of. But we don't have that safeguard that every child can feel good about the home they come from. Isn't that what matters?” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Evan Wolfson, founder and president of Freedom to Marry, said his group produced the ad to “underscore the message that [gay] families in Alabama don't have the same protections and freedom to marry” as couples in 36 states plus the District of Columbia.

A federal judge has struck down Alabama's ban on gay marriage in two cases. Both rulings will take effect on Monday, February 9, barring intervention from an appeals court or the Supreme Court.