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10/27/2009

Taking stock of Yes on 1's families

by Jeremy Hooper

Interested in knowing what "real" Maine families are working to take away you rights? Well, in Stand For Marriage Mains' latest ad, there are five of them. First up is the "A father gives his daughter a piggy-back ride while his wife kisses their daughter lovingly on the cheeks" family:

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A father gives his daughter a piggy-back ride while his wife kisses their daughter lovingly on the cheeks [Thought Equity Motion]

And of course there's the "Panning-shot of grandparents posing with their grandchildren" family:

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Panning-shot of grandparents posing with their grandchildren [Thought Equity Motion]

Not to mention the "Panning-shot of a family walking together on a summer day" family:

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Panning-shot of a family walking together on a summer day [Thought Equity Motion]

Or the "A happy family poses for a portrait" family:

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A happy family poses for a portrait. [Thought Equity Motion]

And last but not least is our favorite: The "A family poses in front of their home as their young children act silly" family:

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A family poses in front of their home as their young children act silly [Thought Equity Motion]

Model citizens, all of them. Literally.

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*The pertinent point of the ad, for reference's sake:

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Your thoughts

Awesome find, Jeremy.

I would have never guessed that there was such a site like Thought Equity Motion. I just have picked up on it after reading this posting and noticed in the commerical that there weren't any foot notes about the names of the families and what city they are from like No on 1 does. I can't believe Stand for Marriage Maine would go so low as to use families that have nothing to do with gay marriage to push their bigotry.

Posted by: Sam | Oct 27, 2009 5:57:41 PM

I'm convinced. Supporters of opposite marriage in Maine are demonstrably more photogenic and WHITE!

Posted by: Peter | Oct 27, 2009 6:00:07 PM

Jeremy:

I don't know how you do it, but please keep on doing it!

Posted by: Dell | Oct 27, 2009 6:53:46 PM

Usually I don't like puns, but you knocked this one out of the park!

I notice that SFMM/NOM went for cheaper stock on this last one. Hmmm...

Posted by: Matt Algren | Oct 27, 2009 7:07:18 PM

Jeremy, I am so glad you found this info. Bill Nemitz (columnist for the Portland Press Herald) had a column a few weeks ago about the clip art on their website. I just KNEW that all the families in their ads were fake, too, but didn't have any evidence. Now I do. These people don't even look like Mainers! While Maine is not the most diverse state in the US, we are not lily-white like those pictures would have you believe.

I think the only "real" Mainers in their ads have been Charla, Jen, and the social worker/guidance counselor guy from Newport (blanking on his name). Everyone else is from away or fake.

L

Posted by: Leslie | Oct 27, 2009 7:28:06 PM

So I guess they can't actually find any bigots in ME who are willing to put their faces in ads? Are there that few bigots or are the bigots just complete cowards?

Posted by: Buffy | Oct 27, 2009 8:02:42 PM

If No on 1 doesn't send this to the Maine press, then we should!

Posted by: Dell | Oct 27, 2009 8:23:01 PM

Dell: Local press has been notified.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Oct 27, 2009 8:39:58 PM

I wonder whatever happened to the actors who auditioned for NOM commercials months ago. You know, the waitress and the teacher.

Posted by: Matt Algren | Oct 28, 2009 2:54:38 PM

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