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Published on Aug 5, 2012
Check out the latest TV ad about why marriage matters in Washington. Be the first to share it with your friends and family.
Pride Foundation, the nonprofit LGBTQ community foundation serving the U.S. Northwest, which has led an ongoing public education campaign on why marriage matters to all loving and committed couples, announced the second of two new statewide TV ads focused on the importance of the freedom to marry for all Washingtonians. The first of the ads debuted during the opening ceremony of the Olympics on July 27.
The ad released August 6 features Lutheran minister Reverend Gib Rossing and his wife, Beth Rossing, talking about their son Jonathan and their hopes for him to be able to marry his long-term partner Ryan. It emphasizes that all loving and committed couples, whether gay or straight, hope to marry for similar reasons: to make a lifetime promise to another person and to share the joys and challenges that life brings.
"Here in Washington, we treat all families with respect and fairness, because we believe in the Golden Rule of treating others as we want to be treated," said Kris Hermanns, Executive Director of Pride Foundation. "This advertisement reflects our fundamental values, and will supplement the conversations we've had across the state about the important of marriage for all loving and committed couples. No one should be denied the freedom to marry the person that they love."
This statewide ad follows another that debuted at the Olympics opening ceremony and features former Republican state Senator Cheryl Pflug.
For more information and to check out Senator Pflug's video visit www.WhyMarriageMattersWashington.org.
To learn more about Pride Foundation visit www.pridefoundation.org.