Published On: Mon, Oct 29th, 2012

New ad campaign says Gay Marriage will be taught in school VIDEO

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Legalizing gay marriage will lead to it being taught as normative in elementary schools, according to new TV ads in three states where the issue is on the ballot.

The 30-second advertisements in Maine, Maryland and Minnesota all feature a couple, David and Tonia Parker, who live in Massachusetts, where gay marriage is legal.

“After Massachusetts redefined marriage, local schools taught it to children in second grade, including the school our son attended,” David Parker says to the camera. “Courts ruled parents have no right to take their children out of class — or to even be informed when this instruction was going to take place.”

In the Maryland version of the ad, Tonia Parker then says: “If Question 6 passes, same-sex marriage could be taught in local Maryland schools, just as it was in Massachusetts. Don’t make the same mistake and think that gay marriage won’t affect you.”

The Parkers’ story is true. In 2006, two years after gay marriage became legal in Massachusetts, the teacher in their son’s second-grade class read the students “King & King” — a story about a prince who searches for a wife, only to choose another prince as his husband. The Parkers and another couple filed a lawsuit in federal court against the school, but a lower court ruled against them, asserting that “diversity is a hallmark of our nation” and that such diversity “includes differences in sexual orientation.” An appeals court upheld the decision.

Maryland residents are voting on Question 6 while Maine voters are considering Question 1. Passage of either one will legalize gay marriage; traditional groups are urging a “no” vote. Out West, Washington state citizens will vote on Referendum 74, which also would legalize gay marriage if passed.

In Minnesota, pro-family groups are urging a “yes” vote on Amendment 1, which would amend the state constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman.

The Maryland Marriage Alliance has countered with its own ad featuring Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr. She urges Marylanders to vote no on Question 6.

“I believe that the NAACP leadership and gay rights activists have formed an unholy alliance by trying to convince you and me that marriage should be redefined. We did not define marriage and we cannot redefine marriage. Marriage, by definition, is a holy union between one man and one woman. … Some preachers are saying that gay marriage is inevitable and that they want to be on the right side of history. Well, I believe that we are on the right side of history — and the right side of eternity.

King concludes: “Support marriage as God’s holy union between one man and one woman. Vote against Question 6.”

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  1. Brandon Jones says:

    “Marriage is supposed to be the union of two people who love each other” – by who’s definition?

    If so, can a brother and sister marry? Can a man who loves his pillow or horse marry them (see Weird News) What if a man loves two women?

  2. Ahmadfiroz says:

    i think gay people should be allowed to marry each other and have it called marriage. I think its just discriminating when they don’t allow it to be called marriage just because the two people are of the same sex.

    Marriage is supposed to be the union of two people who love each other, it shouldn’t matter what your gender is.

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