Minnesota for Marriage made its first TV ad buy at KARE-TV, the Twin Cities NBC affiliate. The Associated Press reports the group supporting the proposed marriage amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in Minnesota paid $186,300 for 162 30-second commercials.
The state’s amendment debate recently made national headlines after Minnesota for Marriage cited a controversial University of Texas study that claims children raised by same-sex parents were more likely to end up on welfare. Critics of the study say it doesn’t document the failure of same-sex marriage, but documents the failure of broken and unstable households preceded by same sex marriage.
Minnesota for Marriage uses the study for their online series of videos: