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New York Marriage Equality Ad Features Gay, Straight Daughters


A new ad from the Empire State Pride Agenda is now airing in the Syracuse, Buffalo, and Albany markets and features Barb and Don Crawford from Cicero, New York and their two daughters — one straight, one gay. Their straight daughter married a man she fell in love with three years ago. Their gay daughter met a woman she fell in love with 12 years ago. They have a child, and are still waiting to marry.

It's the first in a series to be featured as advocates for same-sex marriage campaign for New York senate votes.

Watch the spot, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Really liked the context of the gays within the whole family.

    It reminds people that we aren't destroying families, we ARE families.

    I like that it begins talking about the heterosexual sister who met her husband 3 years ago (all the heteros at this point are thinking 'aw good for her'), and then contrasts the 12 year relationship of the lesbian sister who cannot marry the love of her life and mother of their child.

    Then throw in grandma talking about the kid's desire to see her parents wed and its icing on the cake.

    Gay marriage doesn't destroy families, denying gays their rightful place in families does.

    Posted by: Wes | May 13, 2009 11:03:56 AM

  2. wonderful ad
    If I didn't have mounds of student loan debt I would give tons of money to this group

    Posted by: Derek | May 13, 2009 11:14:06 AM

  3. Short, sweet, personal, and right to the heart. Perfect 10.

    Posted by: David R. | May 13, 2009 11:54:35 AM

  4. GREAT ad! Gets right to the heart of the issue and doesn't skirt around the fact that this is about GAY marriage rights. If only we'd had more of these kinds of ads in CA, instead of the ineffective, vague spots produced by Equality California, the result here might have been different.

    Posted by: Lewis Payton | May 13, 2009 12:41:58 PM

  5. Some of the Democratic state senators that are "in play" on the issue are from Queens and Long Island. This ad should be airing there. Do people from NYC really think they're that much more advanced than the rest of the state?

    Posted by: Bruno | May 13, 2009 12:54:12 PM

  6. These ads need to be more personal and engaging. Right now they are all story tellers and borderline boring. I don't feel represented in any single gay marriage ad I've seen thus far.

    Posted by: Rafael | May 13, 2009 1:15:36 PM

  7. this is the kind of nonbegging, nonbullying ad with straights speaking to staights about justice that I want to see!

    Posted by: Glenn I | May 13, 2009 8:18:15 PM

  8. These ads are the same kind that already failed in California. I want to see ads that feature gay couples talking about what marriage means to them.

    Posted by: Johannes | May 13, 2009 10:30:45 PM

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