Proponents of Gay Marriage Ban Launch 2nd TV Ad
Opponents of Prop 8, the November ballot initiatve that seeks to eliminate gay marriage in California, seemed to have gotten comfortable and maybe complacent. After all, earlier polls had Prop 8 failing and every major newspaper in the state, even the conservative ones, have said no to banning gay marriage.
Still, the Yes on Prop 8 campaign has raised $10 million more than the No on Prop 8 campaign and two polls, one funded by No on Prop 8 themselves, shows Prop 8 winning. What does it come down to? Money, which enabled the yes campaign to launch their second commercial today, just over one week since the first one launched. The campaign has aggressively raised money from over 61,000 individuals (by their count) leaving the no campaign with a smaller budget for advertising. Will a stronger grassroots No on 8 campaign start to begin and can they catch up? That will remain to be seen.
Also: Although Pepperdine University successfully asked the Yes on Prop 8 campaign to delete their name from the first ad, they appear in this ad with a small line saying "Title for identification purposes only." And many disagree with the assertion that children will be forced to learn about gay marriage. LAUSD said that is inaccurate.