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First TV ad in ballot war over same-sex marriage

SACRAMENTO — The No on Proposition 8 campaign unveiled the first ad in the battle over same sex marriage Monday, featuring an elderly couple who urged voters to not eliminate their gay daughter's right to marry.

Prop. 8, on the November ballot, would overturn the state Supreme Court's ruling earlier this year that a ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

Sam and Julia Thoron, a San Francisco couple who co-wrote the ballot argument against Proposition 8, are featured against the warm backdrop of their home to provide a nonthreatening and familial tone to the message.


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