In response to today's ruling validating Prop 8, the Courage Campaign announced the launch of a 60-second TV ad "Fidelity", a shortened version of an online ad that has been viewed more than 1.2 million times, making it the most watched video of its kind in California history.
The ad illustrates the love and commitment between all same-sex couples and the effect Prop 8 and the Supreme Court ruling poses to their current and future families. The ad will air in English (song: "Fidelity" by Regina Spektor) and Spanish (song: "Volar" by Jaime Ciero)-- thanks to help from Honor PAC -- on TV stations across the state in the next 72 hours.
"I am disappointed the Court ruled to deny marriage equality to Californians," said Rick Jacobs, founder and chair of the 700,000-member strong Courage Campaign. "These are fundamental constitutional rights that cannot be abolished by a ballot initiative. While we were hoping the Court would rule in favor of equality, we have been building the infrastructure to win marriage equality rights at the ballot box. Our members are ready to do the hard work needed to win."
Courage Campaign also announced today that 82.5% of its members support a 2010 ballot measure. "As a result, the Courage Campaign is announcing today its strong support for a 2010 initiative, while respecting that partner organizations are still discussing and deliberating this very important question."
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