Minnesotans United for All Families posted a new commercial to their YouTube page earlier this week featuring long-time Republican Wheelock Whitney. In July, I shared an opinion piece from the St. Cloud Times where Whitney wrote:
Marriage says “family” in a way no other word can, and we should encourage our fellow citizens to honor the love, commitment and responsibility that marriage demands.
It is a powerful statement on the importance of marriage that same-sex couples desire to join the institution, and permanently limiting their freedom to do so is wrong, unjust and unfair.
In the new commercial, running exclusively online, Whitney shares:
I think freedom should be made available to everyone. When my son told me that he was gay, it was a shock. Didn’t take me very long to realize that he deserved the same kind of happiness. Things change; I want it to change in my lifetime and I don’t have that many years left. So I’d like to start with defeating this amendment.
The 30-second clip ends with a white screen that encourages viewers to protect freedom and vote NO.