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