Minnesota for Marriage has posted their television commercial online. The commercial is still “unlisted” on YouTube as of 1:00am CST – however, you can view it if via the direct link.
Here is the script from the 30-second ad:
Marriage, as the union of a man and a woman, has served society well for thousands of years. Marriage is more than a commitment between two loving people. It was made by God for the creation and care of the next generation. Marriage is an issue that should be decided by the people. Voting yes secures traditional marriage in the constitution and ensures only voters can determine the definition of marriage in the future. Please vote yes on the marriage protection amendment.
Unlike ads in other states, there are no dark storm clouds or messages of doom and gloom. Rather, the narrator is soft-spoken and highlights a lot of good things about marriage (e.g., two loving people, creation and care of next generation).
In July, I blogged that even the amendment wording itself doesn’t seem particularly harmful, until you dig deeper. The same can be said about the above ad.
It will be interesting to see what the other ads will look like from Minnesota for Marriage. Stay tuned!