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Protect Marriage/Yes on Prop 8 Campaign Releases First Television Commercial: 'Whether You Like It or Not'

Contact: Sonja Eddings Brown, 916-446-2956, www.ProtectMarriage.com


MEDIA ADVISORY, September 29 /Christian Newswire/ -- The ad features footage of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom arrogantly speaking of gay marriage, declaring to Californians, "The door's wide open now. It's gonna happen, whether you like it or not!" The ad goes on to remind voters that gay marriage was imposed on California by a narrowly divided California Supreme County overturning the vote of over 4 million Californians who overwhelmingly passed Proposition 22.


Then, opening a new front in the debate on gay marriage and Proposition 8, the ad features Pepperdine University Law Professor Richard Peterson detailing some of the many consequences to society at large – especially children – if the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling is not reversed.


Yes on 8 Co-Campaign Manager Frank Schubert said of the ad and the campaign, "For weeks, the No on 8 campaign has had the field to themselves, with thinly veiled 'issue advocacy' ads and an outrageously biased rewriting of the ballot Title & Summary by the Attorney General. Despite this, internal polling for both campaigns shows the race is very much up for grabs. Now, with the launch of our first television ad, voters finally get to hear the rest of the story. The debate will begin to shift to the very real consequences to California because of the Supreme Court's action."


In the ad, Professor Peterson says that legalizing gay marriage, "…changes a lot of things." He goes on to detail some of the most important consequences, including:


·        People being sued for their personal beliefs

·        Churches opposed to gay marriage being threatened with loss of their tax exempt status

·        And most importantly, gay marriage being taught in public schools


The ad concludes by reminding people that they do not have to take this, "whether they like it or not," but that they can protect traditional marriage by voting Yes on Proposition 8.


The ad began airing statewide in all television markets Monday morning. Copies of the ad are available on the www.ProtectMarriage.com website or by calling the campaign at (916) 446-2956.