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GLAAD: Anti-gay marriage TV ad is 'distorted, misleading'

GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, has launched a campaign against the National Organization for Marriage's new video,which will begin airing on television tonight.

Here's the GLAAD news release:

Today, the anti-gay activist group the National Organization for Marriage began running a television advertisement with misleading, defamatory claims about the effects of marriage for same-sex couples.

"The distorted, misleading claims of the National Organization for Marriage do one thing and one thing only – perpetuate a climate of hostility and fear that will put committed couples in harm's way," said GLAAD President Neil G. Giuliano. "We stand in support of One Iowa and our partners on the ground and urge our community to speak out against these divisive attacks."

GLAAD is working with and calling on national and local media in states where the ad is schedule to run including New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and  New Hampshire to expose the misinformation in these ads in order to bring attention to the real intent of the National Organization for Marriage – to exclude same-sex couples and their families from the responsibilities and protections of marriage.
One Iowa needs your support! Please visit their site and review their petition:

Out of State organizations attacking the freedom to marry in Iowa!
The same right-wing organizations who spent millions to pass Prop. 8 in California are now spending their money in Iowa! Sign this petition and send a strong message that Iowans oppose out of state groups from using their money and influence to take away the rights of Iowans!

The ad will begin airing this evening in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids media markets.

GLAAD staff has been working on the ground with One Iowa to ensure fair, accurate and inclusive media coverage of Friday's ruling and to elevate the voices of loving, committed Iowa couples in local media. Â

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. For more information, please visit www.glaad.org.


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