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Ad targets Obama’s support of same-sex marriage during Democratic Convention

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Campaign for American Values political action committee has launched a new advertising campaign aimed at independent voters and Democrats unhappy with the President’s position on same-sex marriage.

In the 30-second spot, titled “New Morning,” a couple discusses how “Obama is trying to force gay marriage on this country.”

“That’s not the change I voted for,” says one of the actors in the ad.

A “Vote Romney/Ryan” graphic then flashes across the screen as another actor says they can instead “vote for someone with values.”

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As delegates and the democratic faithful gather in Charlotte, N.C., where the Democratic National Convention is currently underway, the ad is running on nearly every media outlet in the city and around the state.

Earlier this year, voters in North Carolina approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman, effectively banning same-sex marriage.

North Carolina is considered a key swing state, with the latest polling showing GOP nominee Mitt Romney only with a slight lead of 47.3 percent of the vote, compared to President Obama, at 45.3 percent.

Obama announced his support of marriage equality just one day after North Carolina’s amendment passed; his re-election campaign has since criticized Romney for his outspoken support of a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage at the federal level.

On Monday, the Democrats unveiled a party platform that called for the “freedom to marry” for gays and lesbians — the platform was approved earlier Tuesday with no dissent.

The GOP platform, approved at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., last week, calls for a federal ban on same-sex marriage

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28 more reader comments:

  1. LETS FIGHT WITH OBAMA

    Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 3:40pm
  2. And the bigot machine starts spinning.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 3:43pm
  3. I can’t believe what I’ve just seen.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 3:46pm
  4. Wild. I remember hearing a lot about how American values were all about personal and religious freedom. I’m so confused.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 3:49pm
  5. Equality is deserved by all not just heterosexuals

    Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 3:49pm
  6. People are so dumb. you’d think with all the money they could hire better actors.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 3:51pm
  7. Values would be someone who doesn’t discriminate against a group of people. Idiots

    Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 3:53pm
  8. I want to vomit after seeing that

    Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 3:53pm
  9. I think values should be based on dignity and respect, not on fear and de-humanization. This is what they are broadcasting, we usually disagree due to underlying issues, this goes way beyone the “simple” marriage issue. Eugenics is alive and well!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 3:56pm
  10. Republican cave people -_-

    Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 4:00pm
  11. was it just me or did those two sound so bigotted that they wanted to puke on each other at the thought of gay people! if you are gay or support gay rights you have no values???I think that ad may actual be good then people can see how stupid they sound! they also seem very scripted like they don’t think that way at all they were more disgusted by the lines then the thought of gays!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 4:01pm
  12. I just fucking puked.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 4:04pm
  13. When the Supreme Court of the United States realizes that birth certificates can be wrong, they will not be able to determine gender positively for every single American citizen. They will rule that a marriage is between any two consenting, adult, American citizens. Simple.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 4:09pm
  14. Remember to vote for Obama/Biden in November!!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 4:11pm
  15. Religious right wing bigots….blah blah blah….June and Ward Clever days…blah blah blah…Godless liberal…blah blah blah. I gotta get out of here soon, I’m thinking Canada.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 4:11pm
  16. These people make me want to vomit.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 4:12pm
  17. I hate the fact that so many idiots believe this crap! It makes me sick!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 4:22pm
  18. The idea that discriminating against other American’s is at the Core of their American Values is more than a little scary.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 4:23pm
  19. Those cunts t(-. -)

    Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 4:30pm
  20. The funniest thing is their lack of understanding the English language. By ‘forcing’ Gay marriage would mean, they are forced in a relationship with someone of the same sex.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 4:33pm
  21. People without jobs hear all this talk of gay marriage and react with rage

    Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 4:37pm
  22. that is the fucking stupidest commercial I have ever seen. If they said it was all a joke I would believe it. Unreal.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 5:06pm
  23. Gee! I bet that’s really going to sway people who are watching the Democratic Convention! Keep wasting your money, Goopers! Spend it ALL on this kind of garbage!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 5:29pm
  24. I loved that ad! Not because of what said, but because of what it meant! Republicans may have given up on running on the economy! So now they feel like they only can run on social issues. GO OBAMA/BIDEN!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 5:32pm
  25. REALLY ..

    Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 5:46pm
  26. religious bigotry at its best. Obama and the DNC are good Christians doing God’s work.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 5:49pm
  27. Why not worry about school or the war where we r losing boys and girls everyday or the job market or our financial stability in this country. Being gay has absolutely nothing to do with someone running for president. Get over it and fix the damn country.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 5:55pm
  28. The Republicans have to resort to trash such as this- I guess when they talk about America the great, they are only talking about themselves….. Chuck Norris and his wife also have a video saying how another 4 years of Obama will bring about the apocalypse…. these people are certifiably INSANE on every level. They arent’ even trying to hide their blatant homophobia anymore. Repubs have moved so far to the right it’s SCARY- they truly want to rule this country with Christianity. Yeah, let’s just all go back to England the way we used to be with NO freedoms. I will never understand the mind of the Republicans- or lack of, that is.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 4:35am