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L.A. TV Station
Claims Ad with Gay Families “Too
Controversial”

L.A. TV Station
Claims Ad with Gay Families “Too
Controversial”

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A series of ads on marriage equality were seen throughout California during the inauguration -- except on an L.A.-based ABC affiliate, which deemed the ads too controversial.

On Tuesday nonprofit organization GetToKnowUsFirst.org rolled out a series of commercials featuring gay and lesbian families, with the message "Marriage promotes families. Support marriage equality."

The commercials, which were filmed after California's passage of Proposition 8, were scheduled to air in 42 of the state's 58 counties during coverage of the Presidential Inauguration. A Los Angeles ABC affiliate declined to air the ads, saying they were "too controversial."

KABC TV was the only station that refused to sell the ad space, rejecting the group's money and claiming that the ad is "too controversial to air during the inauguration, since many families will be watching."

But GettoKnowUsFirst.org managed to get the ad on the air in every other market, during highly watched morning shows including Good Morning America,Today, and Despierta America. (Rhiza Dizon, Advocate.com)

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