May 28th, 2009
11:37 AM ET
6 years ago

Group targets New York same-sex marriage bill in new ads

The National Organization for Marriage has launched a new ad campaign in New York State.
The National Organization for Marriage has launched a new ad campaign in New York State.

(CNN) – The National Organization for Marriage is out with new television and radio ads in New York as the state's senate is considering legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage.

"New York Consequences," a 30-second television spot and a 60-second radio spot, focus on hypothetical consequences of recognizing same-sex unions on equal terms with traditional marriages.

"Legalizing gay marriage has consequences for kids," TV ad says. "Massachusetts schools teach second graders that boys can marry other boys. A California public school took first graders to a same-sex wedding . . . "

"The rights of people who believe marriage means a man and a woman will no longer matter. We'll all have to accept gay marriage whether we like it to or not," both ads also say.

The ads are being supported by a $100,000 ad buy in Long Island and the Albany-Schenectady area, according the National Organization for Marriage. The initial ad buy runs from May 28 through May 31, the group also said.

The New York State Assembly recently passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the state. New York Gov. David Paterson has said he will sign the bill if the state Senate also passes it.

The new ads end with a request for viewers and listeners to call their state senators and express their opposition to same-sex marriage.

Related: Bush v. Gore lawyers join forces to challenge California's Prop 8


Filed under: Ads • New York • Same-sex marriage
soundoff (224 Responses)
  1. fortytude

    "The rights of people who believe marriage means a man and a woman will no longer matter. We'll all have to accept gay marriage whether we like it to or not," both ads also say.

    THESE GUYS SHOULD CHECK ON THE DEFINITION OF WHAT A RIGHT IS

    May 28, 2009 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  2. Ben

    Why does it matter that kids are being taught about gay marriage? They might as well just come out and say it; it's prejudice.

    May 28, 2009 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  3. Jeff

    There's a special place in hell for these people.

    I hope they have gay children someday.

    Regarding civil unions being equal to marriage – hey, if we segregate a bus, who cares? It still gets everyone where they need to go, right? Right?

    May 28, 2009 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  4. Dmitri Lowry

    The Bible is for morons.

    May 28, 2009 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  5. Patrick

    Disgusting. Attempt to mislead and frighten the masses with misinformation and exaggeration. Some things never change. It'll take time, but gay marriage is going to be a reality in all 50 states some day. Just keep fighting this stuff and educate people!!!

    May 28, 2009 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  6. IsaacTheForcedCatholic

    Every gay couple should have the right to be miserable as any straight married couple.

    May 28, 2009 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  7. sammy

    It must be real "SHOCK AND AWE" for the Christians to finally have a group that stands up to them after so many hundreds of years of taking the brow beatings that the church delivers so well. Until now, that is. The internet is fantastic!!!!

    May 28, 2009 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  8. Teleprompter of the U.S.A.

    It doesn't matter. Obama himself is against gay marriage. Bet a lot of you didn't know that, did you? It's because Islam is against it.

    But, regardless, if it is voted down, the liberals will just go to the court to legislate it into existence. Just like in California.

    And spare me the comparisons to the 2000 election. The 2000 elections lawsuits strengthens the case of what the people voted for is what they get. Bush beat Gore. Get over it.

    May 28, 2009 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  9. Brianne

    For all those that say don't let them be artificially inseminated or adopt because they cannot reproduce naturally, what about heterosexual couples who can only get pregnant by artificial means. Should they not be allowed to marry? Are heterosexual couples going to be test to see if can procreate and if not will they to be denied a marriage license?

    May 28, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  10. Alan Ford

    An aspect of this argument that is often overlooked is that Marriage is not a religious term. It first originated as a civil union to strengthen family ties before the church ever got involved.

    The Church does NOT own Marriage!

    May 28, 2009 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  11. Richard A. Spomer, Alexandria, VA

    Rather than looking at this issue as someone with narrow vision people should just be focusing on the fact that their parents were not of same sex relations. No matter what the same sex involved can not biologically reproduce amongst themselves to have off springs of their own.

    May 28, 2009 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  12. Really?

    If it were mostly minorities (Blacks, Latinos, Asians) who want to marry the same sex no one would give a care, but since these are mostly whites...everyone is up in a roar. WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF MINORITIES! We experience everyday of our life for over 200 years what you are trying to avoid. Bear your own war wounds and you might be considered as having gone through something. Until you experience discrimination for at least 200 years....take it like we have and continue to.

    May 28, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  13. Anonymous

    May 28th, 2009 1:01 pm ET

    Jeff – Texas May 28th, 2009 12:52 pm ET

    "Let them marry, but don't allow them to adopt a child or artificially inseminate since they can not reproduce naturally!!!"

    Gee Jeff I guess CPS should have taken very child from heterosexual parents that bore gay chilrn huh!!? Nitwit!

    May 28, 2009 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  14. the southern progressive

    marriage is about love and commitment.. not sex and reproduction,, maybe that is why the divorce rate among heterosexuals is so high. they are confused as the basics of marriage.. maybe someone should tell them.

    and if God needed every person on the planet to reproduce to extend the life of our species, then he wouldnt have made anyone sterile.... now would he?

    May 28, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  15. Mickey

    May 28th, 2009 1:01 pm ET

    Jeff – Texas May 28th, 2009 12:52 pm ET

    Let them marry, but don't allow them to adopt a child or artificially inseminate since they can not reproduce naturally!!!==============

    Gee, Jeff I guess if that is the case, then CPS should take away all children of heterosexual parents for giving birth to a gay child huh...? Nitwit!

    May 28, 2009 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  16. TBA

    Just typical the Right Wing Churches trying to dictate our lives again. I say the Churches need to stay out of our LIVIES, they preach tolerance yet they don't practices it.

    May 28, 2009 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  17. Carol

    The GOP is systematically dwindling its party down to the pure inclusive few with extreme unyielding views on everything.

    Whats left of the GOP is starting to look and act more and more like a cult.

    May 28, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  18. ch

    Better get ready haters – it is just a matter of time before gay marriage becomes as common as hetrosexual divorces!

    May 28, 2009 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  19. Reformed Republican

    The American Taliban raises it's head of hatred and bigotry once again. Way to live by the golden rule evangelicals...

    May 28, 2009 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  20. Jason

    All of you bigots make me sick.

    May 28, 2009 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  21. Steve (the real one)

    Roxanne in SC May 28th, 2009 11:59 am ET
    People get over it. If marriage was so sacred, we wouldn't have an over 50% divorce rate in this country. I think we should just allow others to enjoy the same rights and TITLE that we share as straight individuals
    ---------------–
    Sorry to burst your bubble but marriage IS so Sacred. People make choices! Bad choices DO ES NOT negate the fact that marriage is God -created and IS Sacred!

    May 28, 2009 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  22. dontreadonme

    I agree with Obama that marriage is between a man and a woman.
    The constitution provides equal rights under the law. Meaning that any man, gay or straight, has the the right to marry a woman. Just as any woman has the right to marry a man.

    That “is” equal rights-- it does not give you the right to change marriage.
    Man+Woman does not =Man+Man or Woman+Woman

    May 28, 2009 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  23. Dave

    "The rights of people who believe marriage means a man and a woman will no longer matter. We'll all have to accept gay marriage whether we like it to or not."

    There's nothing worse than these bigoted, religious zealots who portray themselves to be victims when they are actually the ones attempting to deny basic rights to others. These nut jobs never cease to amaze...

    May 28, 2009 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
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