(UPDATED) New Mainers United ‘Yes on 1’ Clip: Jeanette & Paul Rediker

Posted on October 3, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

Take a look:

“Jeanette and Paul Rediker of Fort Fairfield, Maine – married for 42 years – talk about what marriage marriage means to their family and why they’re voting “Yes” on Question 1.”

From Mainers United’s 10/4/12 press release:

    Mainers United for Marriage today launched a new statewide TV ad featuring Paul and Jeanette Rediker from Fort Fairfield.

    “Our campaign will continue to tell the real stories of Maine families and why marriage matters to them,”
    said Matt McTighe, campaign manager for Mainers United for Marriage. “We know that the opponents of the freedom to marry plan a media blitz built on misinformation and funded by shadowy out-of-state groups that are suing the state of Maine. We believe the best answer to their attacks is to have families talk about marriage.”

    The 30-second ad tells the story of the Rediker family as they found out that their oldest daughter is a lesbian and the advice that they received from the family’s priest.

    “We weren’t always so gay friendly,”
    Paul says in the ad, after talking about being married to Jeanette for 42 years. “We didn’t even grow up in an era when it was discussed.”

    “We had just found out that our daughter was gay,” Jeanette says. “There was a lot of emotions. We went to see a priest, and I will never forget the answer he told me: ‘She is the same person that you loved yesterday.’”

    “We love our daughter,” Paul says.

    “I would be very happy if my oldest daughter could get married at home,” Jeanette says.

    The ad, which is the third from Mainers United for Marriage, will air in the Portland, Bangor and Presque Isle media markets.

    The ad can be viewed at: http://www.mainersunited.org/ads.

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