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An Anti-Gay Marriage Figure's Misgivings on Misleading Ads

An Anti-Gay Marriage Figure's Misgivings on Misleading Ads

In a new documentary, a key figure in the 2009 battle to overturn marriage equality in Maine questions some of the anti-gay marriage campaign's more inflammatory claims in TV advertisements.

Marc Mutty (pictured), who is featured in "Question One" by filmmakers Joe Fox and James Nubile, said that he had misgivings about the "hyperbole" in ads on marriage equality and its purported effect on children and classroom teachings -- ads that he said he worried were "not completely accurate."

The commercials were a tried-and-true weapon in the arsenal of Frank Schubert, a Sacramento-based communications strategist who took a lead role in the campaign to overturn California's Proposition 8 at the ballot box.

As for the documentary, "The full story may be on the cutting room floor," Mutty said. "I saw [the filmmakers] more often than I saw my family, so we've got a lot of footage to work from, and of course the filmmakers are looking for the dramatic. They're looking for stuff that sells and captures the interest of the public."

Read the Bangor Daily News report here.

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