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Republican Stars in Washington Marriage Equality Ad

Republican Stars in Washington Marriage Equality Ad


This week marriage equality supporters in Washington released their first ad ahead of the Referendum 74 ballot in November, and they chose to put a Republican Senator in the spotlight.

In the video Senator Cheryl Pflug, who was one of two Republican senators to speak out in favor of marriage equality during the legislative debate earlier this year, gives her reasons for supporting marriage equality.

“I know a number of gay and lesbian couples that have been together for 40 year. I saw in these couples love, commitment, a sharing of a life together — everything that makes for a good marriage,” she says in the 30-second ad that debuted during the Olympics opening ceremony and will run in several time slots over the coming weeks.

“As a Republican,” Pflug continues, “I believe in freedom. And that includes the freedom to marry the person you love.”

Watch the video below:

Readers will remember that a few weeks ago Republican Senator Steve Litzow, the other Republican to join Pflug and vote in favor of marriage equality, also released a video in support of Washington’s marriage equality law.

In related news,’s founder Jeff Bezos and his wife pledged $2.5 million to support marriage equality in the state.


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1:27PM PDT on Sep 12, 2012

Good to hear there's at least two humans in the republican party!

6:37AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Thank you. If Republicans believe government should leave us alone, belief in marriage for all makes sense.

12:39AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Why can't the rest of her party be logical and reasonable like her? The GOP needs more GEORGE Romneys in their party, and fewer MITTENS!

10:02PM PDT on Jul 30, 2012

It's always such a pleasant surprise to see a Republican politician break ranks with their colleagues. Way to go Pflug!

8:07PM PDT on Jul 30, 2012

Thanks Steve for the great video. My thanks got to Senator Pflug, Senator Steve Litzow for their vocal support and to’s founder Jeff Bezos and his wife for their monetary pledge to support maraige equality in State of Washington.

7:57PM PDT on Jul 30, 2012

Senator Pflug's heartfelt statements and support are welcomed in the fight for marriage equality. Hopefully she will not have to pay too hard a price for her conscience and understanding from her political party.

5:52PM PDT on Jul 30, 2012

Good on her, but it just comes across as last minute party propaganda...

3:54PM PDT on Jul 30, 2012

It is nice to see a Republican Senator with a heart and a conscience. Good for her!!

1:43PM PDT on Jul 30, 2012

@Allen stumbles "Gene J: I may have more faith at times in the GOP, but your reaction to this ad was a bit out of line: "A Republican who actually believes in what they (I guess you meant SHE) allegedly stands for." The word allegedly implies you think this woman may be lying. I think you crossed a line."

Allen, are you really as ignorant as your comment to Gene J implies?

12:37PM PDT on Jul 30, 2012

This is good news.

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