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“Armagayddon” Coming to Ireland in Hilarious Marriage Equality Video

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

ArmagayddonA hilarious new marriage equality video previews the Armagayddon to come when Ireland passes a marriage equality referendum next year.

Joe.My.God reports:

It’s “somewhere in Ireland, 2017” and a straight couple has barricaded themselves in their home because of the “armagayddon” wrought by same-sex marriage. Watch every hilarious second of this.

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Beautiful New Allstate Ad Highlights Gay Couple

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Allstate AdUsing a powerful metaphor for being gay, this new Allstate ad is simply beautiful.

Kudos to the company and to singer-songwriter Eli Lieb for this… gave me a lump in my throat watching it.

Thanks to Joe.My.God and for bringing this to our attention.

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USA, Utah: Marriage Equality Ads to Air in State

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Terry WoodUtah United for Marriage is airing ads this week for marriage equality in the state.

The Advocate reports:

The ads are set to begin airing Tuesday, with one featuring a large Mormon family and another starring former TV news anchor Terry Wood. Wood says he’s happy to lend his voice to the movement, as it gives him an opportunity to show how his family is directly affected by the issue. His gay son Damien married his husband five years ago in California, but their marriage is not currently recognized in their home state of Utah. “Love is the reason people get married,” Wood said. “My son and his husband have the same love for each other that my wife and I have for each other.”

Ads like these are as important as lawsuits – while our day in court allows us to clear away all the clutter and lies, these ads speak directly to the people who we interact with every day, and can help sway public opinion in support of those court decisions.

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Awesome New Marriage Equality Commercial From Empowered Products

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Empowered Products AdIt’s not often we get excited about a TV ad, but this one caught our eye.

LGBT Weekly reports:

Empowered Products, Inc., an emerging leader in the high-growth sexual wellness sector through its award-winning PINK(R) and Gun Oil(R) brands, has aired its first-ever television commercial. The 60-second spot aired on the Bravo and E! networks in seven major U.S. markets. Empowered Products stated that it believes its commercial is the first by a major U.S. manufacturer or publicly-traded company to utilize an authentic portrayal of marriage equality and service by gays in the U.S. military. The commercial tells the story of a husband wistfully going through the motions of daily life in the family home awaiting the return of his partner and the joy of his homecoming from service.

I got a lump in my throat at the end. It’s truly amazing how far we have come in just the last four years.

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Oregon, USA: First Marriage Equality Ad Released in State

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

you tube bigThe campaign to win marriage equality in Oregon was kicked off today when Organ United for Marriage released its first video. On Top Magazine reports:

In the opening scenes of the 4-minute video produced by Oregon United For Marriage, Paul Rummell and Ben West sit side by side on a couch in their home. Paul says he grew up in a “very traditional Catholic family.” “[A]nd not very hospitable toward gays, for sure,” he says with a frown. “I grew up in North Portland,” says Ben. “And I grew up in a very evangelical conservative fundamentalist home.”

Oregon United for Marriage is busily collecting signatures to put the issue before voters in November, 2014.

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GLAAD Releases Videos of Celebrities for Marriage Equality

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

you tube bigAfter getting kicked off the Oscars for anti-gay comments, Brett Ratner agreed to direct a series of ads for GLAAD. A bunch of the ads were released today. reports:

Ratner called working with GLAAD “a positive and enlightening experience” in the wake of his remarks, and his PSAs have just been released. They feature a number of well-known celebs and allies “coming out of the closet” for equality. Jackie Chan, Tamala Jones, Giada De Laurentiis, DeRay Davis, Hudson Taylor, Jaime King, Jason Alexander, Kristen Johnston, Sarah Shahi, and Pauley Perrette are featured in the first set. I’ve posted four of them above.

The ads will air initially on Comcast nationwide. Here’s Jackie Chan’s ad:

Rhode Island, USA: Marriage Equality Group Releases New Ads

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Rhode Island, USA: Marriage Equality Group Releases New AdsAs Rhode Island’s Senate gets ready to take up the state’s marriage equality bill, Rhode Islanders United for Marriage has released two new ads. Equality on Trial reports:

The first ad, “Ultimate Commitment,” features North Kingstown couple Martha Hold Castle and Patty Castle talking about their marriage in Massachusetts and their desire that Rhode Island provide their marriage full legal recognition for the benefit of their son Tobin. In the second ad, titled “Empowered,” Father Edmund Harris of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in East Providence discusses his joy at presiding over marriage ceremonies. “As a priest,” Father Harris says in the ad, “I’m already empowered to decide which couples I’m going to marry. Senate Bill 38 provides the same kind of protections to all faith communities in Rhode Island.”

Time for a vote in the Rhode Island Senate!

See the ads below:

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Rhode Island, USA: Marriage Equality Group Releases Online Ads

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

you tube bigAs the battle for marriage equality heats up in the Rhode Island Senate, a local gay marriage advocacy group has released two online ads. The Providence Journal reports:

Rhode Islanders United for Marriage, a local group advocating for legislation to granting same-sex couples the right to marry, released two new online advertisements Monday. One focuses on the story of a local couple, Martha Holt Castle and Patty Castle, who were married in Massachusetts recently and have a son, Tobin.

We are still waiting for a promised Senate vote sometime this month.

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New Nordstom’s Wedding Boutique Ad Briefly Features Gay Couple

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

you tube big‘As more and more corporations endorse marriage equality, Nordstrom’s puts its toe in the pond a new video. Queerty reports:

We’re not quite sure where on the spectrum to put this ad for Nordstrom wedding boutique It’s got hip-hop allies Macklemore and Ryan Lewis singing “And We Danced.” There also appear to be some same-sex couples spliced into the mix–but we had to watch the video twice to catch it (at about the :40 mark).

Unfortunately, it’s an online only ad, but hey, it’s a start. And it’s a catchy song.