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New Yorkers United for Marriage Releases 2nd TV Ad, “I Do”

As you know, HRC has joined forces with other LGBT groups in New York to form the New Yorkers United for Marriage coalition.  This morning, we released a second TV ad, this time featuring a Nassau County couple Paul and Iris Blumenthal, who want to see their son, Jonathan, say “I do.”

“Our youngest son is gay and has been in a committed relationship for 11 years.” Iris Blumenthal says in the ad. “They’re a wonderful couple, they’re a caring couple. It would give us such great joy to walk them down the aisle and see them get married.”

The new ad hits airwaves statewide as New Yorkers United for Marriage delivers more than 10,000 ‘reply cards’ to the state legislature, signed by New Yorkers across the state who are calling for the passage of marriage equality legislation.

The cards were collected from a statewide mailer, which featured a tear-off card that supporters signed and returned to urge legislators to make marriage a reality for all New Yorkers.

The new ad comes as yet another recent poll shows that a supermajority of New Yorkers – 58 percent - support marriage for gay and lesbian couples.

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