Prop 8 opponents release first TV ad

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No on Prop 8 has released its first television spot for the campaign against the anti-gay ballot measure.

Our first TV ad from No On 8. Sam and Julia Thoron offer a heartfelt message about their daughter, Liz, whose right to marry the person she loves will be eliminated if Prop 8 passes.

The amendment to the California Constitution would overturn a recent state Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage. The campaigns for and against the amendment have raised $30 million, with financial support for the amendment running ahead of the support opposed to it.

So far, the main group promoting the Constitutional amendment, which would overturn a recent California Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage, has raised $17.8 million. The main No-on-8 campaign has raised $12.4 million.

But the anti-Proposition 8 forces have announced high-profile donations in recent days.

The entertainment industry is becoming more heavily involved, with director-producer Steven Spielberg and his wife, actress Kate Capshaw, announcing Monday that they were giving $100,000 to the No-on-8 effort.

Their donation matched the $100,000 donated by actor Brad Pitt last week.

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, whose 2004 decision to allow gays to marry in his city prompted the Supreme Court review that led to same-sex marriage becoming legal, is traveling to Manhattan on Thursday for a $5,000-per-person fundraiser cohosted by New York Gov. David Paterson.


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