WATCH: The Heartfelt Stories You Haven't Seen Much of in Marriage Equality Ads

A story from the Associated Press helped raise the issue of whether gay and lesbian voices are being left out of the television ad war.

BY Lucas Grindley

October 15 2012 7:32 PM ET

Eliseo and Scott, married for four-and-a-half years

The voices of LGBT people are not featured in many of the ads actually hitting airwaves in the four states where marriage equality is on the ballot — Washington, Minnesota, Maine and Maryland. Instead, voters are more often hearing from the families of gays and lesbians who want to get married.

But an online video campaign supporting Marriage Equality USA (MarriageEquality.org) tells the personal stories of four same-sex couples whose relationships are strong despite adversity.

"Four couples. Four love stories. One commitment," a description of the video says. "A new video about the only thing that should determine who should get married — LOVE."

Watch the first-person testimonials below.

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