The Empire State Pride Agenda has debuted its second marriage equality ad which they hope to start running soon in markets across the state:
They write: "Our new ad features Karen Schuster from Rochester, NY and two of her children. Karen wants all of her kids to be treated equally by New York State. Her 23-year old daughter Jessica looks forward to the day when she can marry the person she loves. Her 19-year old gay son Luke, however, feels like he is less of a citizen because he will not be allowed to one day marry the person he loves. Like Barb and Don Crawford in our first ad that has been running on television for the past two weeks, Karen, Luke and Jessica demonstrate how the denial of civil marriage rights for same-sex couples affects entire families—parents who want their children to have all of the same opportunities that they have and siblings who can't understand why their brothers and sisters are not treated equally under the law."