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New TV Ad Highlights Importance of Marriage for All Minnesotans

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Ad features former Republican Representative John Kriesel

Contact: Jake Loesch, Communications Director
Phone Number: (763) 218 – 4810  

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 – Saint Paul, MNBuilding off the growing momentum across Minnesota to extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in 2013, Minnesotans United today announced the release of a new broadcast television ad featuring former Minnesota State Representative, Republican, and Iraq War veteran John Kriesel.

A similar ad aired in the final days of the 2012 election and was pivotal in helping to defeat the harmful constitutional amendment that would have permanently excluded same-sex couples from marriage in Minnesota. The new version of this ad urges Minnesotans to contact their legislators and tell them that it is time for all Minnesotans to enjoy the basic freedom to marry.

“Like many Minnesotans, Representative Kriesel’s personal experiences are what brought him to the conclusion that loving and committed same-sex couples deserve the freedom to marry,” said Richard Carlbom, Minnesotans United Campaign Manager. “In the next three weeks, the Minnesota Legislature has the historic opportunity to make Minnesota a more fair and free state by including same-sex couples and their families in marriage. No Minnesotan should have to wait any longer to enjoy the happiness and security that comes through marriage, and no Minnesota family should have to live another day being told that they are less worthy than any other family.”

The six-figure ad buy will run on broadcast stations statewide beginning Wednesday.

Click here to watch the ad.

Minnesotans United, the campaign that successfully defeated the hurtful marriage amendment in 2012, is committed to securing the freedom to marry for loving and committed same-sex couples in 2013. 

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